Thursday, August 22, 2013

FY2015 Legislative Agenda and Budget Priorities – Your Ideas Needed!

As in the past several years, the Board of Library Commissioners will hold an open forum on its FY2015 budget request and legislative agenda at the Worcester Public Library.  This year the meeting will take place Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 pm in the Saxe Room (directions and bring quarters for the meters).

The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for all members of the library community (librarians, trustees, friends and patrons) representing all types of libraries (public, school, academic and special) to inform the Board of Library Commissioners on FY2015 budget priorities and the Legislative Agenda of the Board.

For FY2014 the Commonwealth has entrusted the Board with administration of $22,241,119 in state resources, and the Board is responsible to many stakeholders for efficient and effective use of these resources, including you.  As recently as FY2009 the Board’s budget totaled $33,659,000. (see the FY2014 budget and budget history)

Your thoughts, comments and concerns about budget priorities for FY2015 will inform the Board’s decisions about the composition of this year’s budget proposal and legislative agenda.

Whether or not you attend the September meeting, please help us compile your comments by completing the survey found at this link:

In addition to completing the survey you may also email your comments to Dianne L. Carty, Acting Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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