Budget Challenges & Issues
Reports from states (representatives in group): Florida, 25% budget cuts for public libraries, 12% cuts for Comm. Coll. Ohio-deficit projected for next biennium. Georgia, some (higher ed.) institutions have been hit harder than others. Colorado, budgets getting tighter and tighter, 10% cut ordered by governor.
There was also discussion of e-books vs. print, is it a good investment of funds? Some libraries do not seem to have much use by students of e-books. Access is key. Arapahoe CC has e-books integrated in catalog through AquaBrowser.