Friday, January 14, 2011

Boston Public Library to Host Budget Roundtables

January 14 Boston Public Library news release."

This month, the Boston Public Library will host two budget roundtables that will provide a budget overview to interested community members and will cover topics such as FY12 revenue assumptions, library trust funds, capital budgeting, and the budget planning timeline.

The Boston Public Library’s Chief Financial Officer, Sean P. Nelson, will lead the roundtables and will share online resources and relevant articles for those interested in additional reading. The City of Boston and the Library’s Board of Trustees will also be represented at the gatherings. “Over the past few months, many community members expressed an interest in learning more about the Boston Public Library’s budget,” said Nelson. “These gatherings are designed to address that interest and provide an overview of the steps in our annual budget process.

The dates of the January roundtables are:
· Tuesday, January 25: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room , 6:30pm – 7:30pm
· Wednesday, January 26: Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren Street in Roxbury, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

There will be a second set of budget roundtables in March 2011. The dates and locations are:
· Tuesday, March 15, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
· Wednesday, March 16, Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

For more details on the library’s budget and finances, visit the Boston Public Library’s dedicated Budget & Finance page.

Related articles:
Boston Mayor:  "I believe we have too many branches."  (1/11/2011)
$350,000 in State Funding Keeps 4 Boston Public Library Branches Open Thru June.  (1/5/2011)
Residents fight to keep 4 neighborhood branches open.  (10/26/2010)
Editorial takes library officials to task.  (9/11/2010)
BPL on the ropes.  (7/1/2010)
Four library branch closings delayed.  (6/22/2010)
Boston Magazine profiles Amy Ryan, Public Library President.  (6/5/2010)
State funding at risk.  (4/29/2010)
Library board votes to close 4 branches.  (4/10/2010)
Recommendation to close 4 branches (among other cuts).  (4/8/2010)
More than 100 gather to fight possible branch library closings.  (4/4/2010)
The Skinny on Boston's branch libraries.  (4/1/2010)
Library measures data published.  (3/31/2010)
Don't close the book on us. (3/29/2010)
Citywide Friends of BPL to Hold Demonstration.  (3/28/2010)
BPL Budget News Available at Website.  (3/25/2010)
A Small Branch Makes a Big Impact.  (3/24/2010)
Friends of Boston Public Library Host Read-in to Support Tax Increase. (3/14/2010)
Emotions Reach Boiling Point in Boston Public Library Discussion. (3/13/2010)
The Boston Public Library Dilemma, Continued. (3/12/2010)
Boston Speaks Up for Its Libraries. (3/10/2010)
Boston Public Library Branches to be Ranked in Consolidation Plan. (3/9/2010)
Boston Public Library Anticipating Budget Cuts in 2011. (3/2/2010)

1 comment:

karen_w said...

Thanks Paul for your BPL updates!
Karen W / Pittsburgh