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«We’re at a time now where seven twelve’s of our budgets are spent already,» stated BC Library Association president, Andy Ackerman, «so if you start making cuts Moncler Outlet like that at this time in you budget year it will affect programs.»

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Yesterday, July 28, 2009, Ackerman and 2 other members of the BCLTA met with the Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy, Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, and her staff for approximately 45 minutes to discuss moncler outlet jackets these concerns.

moncler outlet sale «She appreciated our concerns, she couldn’t make any commitments.» stated Ackerman adding that, «She did not deny there would be cuts.» moncler outlet sale

Ackerman stated how they emphasized the increase in usage of Library’s during this economic downturn and that they were a focal point of the community. He stated 57% of the population holds Library cards and another 10% use the Libraries.

moncler outlet store «We’re not laying off, that was not our intention and we certainly cheap moncler coats do not apologizing for the campaign that we’re doing right now,» Ackerman stated in regards to getting this message out, «I think its good in that the public awareness of libraries has really increased. I think it’s something we feel that cheap moncler people have taken for granted and yet with the percentage of people that use libraries I think this has really kinda focused people [who might say] ‘oh my lord, what happened, we can’t get the moncler outlet uk services.'[.] Libraries have been used and are in a significant increase across the province during this economic downturn. People go to libraries for books and all kinds of services, you name it. are expecting a response to the funding decisions being considered, by mid August. Schiller stated the funding last year didn’t arrive until August as well which was later than other years. It leaves the library staff in a state of apprehension; worried about how to manage if the expected funding doesn’t materialize. moncler outlet store

The Terrace Public Library has been in a constant struggle with the City of Terrace and the Regional District attempting to secure funding to not only provide more services but also to maintain their grounds and facilities. This last fiscal year they requested an increase of $68,000. The City agreed to an increase of $15,000, which included approximately $9,000 for operational costs and the balance in a 2% wage hike. They requested funds for an extra staff member but were denied.

The current budget split between the City of Terrace and The Regional District Kitimat Stikine is $654,064. The City’s portion is 73.4 % and the RDKS makes up the remaining 26.6%. These percentages are cheap moncler outlet based on assessment the roles of Terrace, Thornhill and a large portion of RDKS area C. The Provincial contribution to the operating of the library is separate and is close to $60,000.

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Austin was commenting on news from Andy Ackermann, the president of the association representing library trustees, that libraries moncler jackets outlet across the province are still waiting anxiously for their annual provincial operating grants to arrive, nine months into the fiscal year.

Austin said making cuts to libraries would be a short sighted move.

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moncler outlet online Austin noted that public libraries received less than $16 million in funding from the province last year, while delivering vital public services like summer reading programs, help with job searches, access to the internet, and access to international newspapers. In contrast, the Campbell government spent more than $31 million on advertising last year. moncler outlet online

cheap moncler coats «One of Gordon Campbell’s five great goals for a golden decade was for British Columbia to be the most literate jurisdiction on the continent,» said Austin. «If he really wants to make that goal a reality he needs to maintain funding for libraries.» cheap moncler coats

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