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LIBRARIES INTO POWER PLAYS?
Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:44.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library system’s threat to close libraries on Sunday - which they say is its busiest day – makes no sense at all.
Except as a threat. It’s poor decision-making to threaten a public that provides libraries with generous funding.
Yes, cuts likely have to be made if state funding is sharply cut.
But you don’t say to the public – We’re going to cut you where it hurts you the most.
This, I suggest, is a public relation disaster in the making.
It would be hard to find people who are anti-library or would want to see their libraries hurt.
This kind of thinking, however, tests people’s goodwill.