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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Libraries, politics and the public purse

Spending the public’s money is a responsibility at any time, but when the budget is as large and as closely watched as San Francisco City Library’s is, then the responsibility is huge. Resource Shelf reported in its article Librarian picks words carefully that Luis Herrera spoke at a press conference about his new job, which begins in April and promised
: "There's a tremendous amount of responsibility, and I will not disappoint you. In a brief interview Tuesday, he showed political adeptness when he offered his views on the debate over whether the library should focus resources on building its book collection or expanding technology, such as putting more computers with Internet access into the branches." Read more of the article


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