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We're excited about releasing a few of the sessions at the upcoming Library Advocacy and Funding Conference!
The library industry is under threat from a number of major simultaneous crises, all leading to a loss of financial and voter support. The COVID-19 crisis has decimated the fundamental municipal tax base that funds school and public libraries. Politically appointed library boards are taking aim at de-funding libraries from the inside. Major scam PACs and political extremists are attempting to dictate what books Americans can and cannot read while working to de-legitimize trust in publicly funded institutions. As a result, many of our traditional philanthropic funders have pulled their support from library activities. This conference will help us address these issues and so much more!
The library industry continues to suffer from a number of major crises simultaneously during these uncertain times, particularly the loss of financial and voter support. The COVID-19 crisis has decimated the fundamental municipal tax base that funds school and public libraries. We're also seeing one of the largest coordinated attacks on libraries from extremist organizations, individuals, and scam PACs who are seeking to raise money and move their anti-American agendas forward by attacking library collections.