Link to September 11 Lansing State Journal article, "Librarians raise voices".
Excerpt: Hundreds of librarians and library advocates urged state legislators Thursday to maintain the current $10 million in local library funding for the upcoming budget year.
[A buzzer sounds.]
Let's hear what Larry Neal, Michigan Library Association president, has to say. (Quote in this 9/11 libraryjournal.com post.)
“We came to the Capitol steps today to ask the Governor and the Legislature to save MeL – the online library that’s accessible anytime, anywhere, and MeLCat, the statewide interlibrary loan system. Both of these services are at risk of collapsing if we do not receive $10 million in state aid to libraries – money that secures $5 million in federal funding for these vital programs.”