[library-media] Spend budgets now

Lanell Rabner lanell.rabner at nebo.edu
Fri Jan 22 09:48:03 MST 2010

Great suggestion Kirsten!  As budgets get tighter we all 
need to look for and share free resources that will 
continue to bring quality and oft-times adjudicated 
content to our users. So don't forget Infotopia 
(http://www.infotopia.info/ ), the search engine that 
indexes exclusively informational resources recommended by 
librarians, teachers, and library and educational 
consortia. They've now added a new directory for the ARTS.

It can be found at: 
http://www.infotopia.info/directory/arts.html .

Keep the suggestions coming. Our ability to survive this 
economic pressure cooker we live is dependent upon our 
willingness to collaborate - sharing our knowledge, 
experience, and expertise. Have an excellent weekend. And 
remember, just keeping your door open and the lights on is 
still something good!


Lanell Rabner
Springville High School
1205 East 900 South
Springville, Utah 84663 USA
lanell.rabner at nebo.edu

On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:07:50 -0700
  Kirsten Weber <kirsten.weber at sevier.k12.ut.us> wrote:
> Caryn,
> I'm not sure what newspapers you use, but The Tribune 
>and Deseret News  give us 10 free copies every day as 
>part of the Newspapers in  Education program. We have 
>teachers that use the extra copies and we  also allow 
>students to take free copies.  It has saved us several 
> hundred dollars a year. I don't get the weekend papers, 
>but when  students or faculty ask about them I steer them 
>to the free digital  versions available through Pioneer 
> Our local newspaper also gives us a free subscription.
> Kirsten Weber
> Media Coordinator
> Richfield High School
> 510 W. Wildcat Way
> Richfield, UT  84701
> (435) 896-8247
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 7:57 AM, Caryn McGinty wrote:
>> I second that one! I still had a budget before last 
>> legislative session, and I lost it ALL when they cut 
>> funding. The district immediately froze my funds then 
>>used them for  
>> other school  purchases. Haven’t really had a budget 
>>since. One  
>> thing I had already done, though, was use one of those 
>> subscription services, so I’m still getting a few new 
>>books a month  
>> long after my money was cut off. Thank goodness for 
>>that! I also  
>> paid in advance for as many periodicals as I could; not 
>>only did  
>> two- and three-year renewals save me money per year, but 
>>I’m still  
>> getting the newspapers and magazines for my students, 
>>even though I  
>> don’t have the money to spend. I’ll have to deal with it 
>>when the  
>> subscriptions run out, but at least it buys me a little 
>> Caryn
>> From: library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org 
>>[mailto:library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org 
>> ] On Behalf Of Sharyl Smith
>> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:26 PM
>> To: library-media at lists.uen.org
>> Subject: [library-media] Spend budgets now
>> Greetings!
>> Just in case: Make thoughtful choices, but I suggest 
>>that you spend  
>> your budgets immediately.
>> The Public Education Appropriations Joint Subcommittee 
>> (Wednesday) discussed the further cuts that must be made 
>>this year.  
>> I was very much impressed with the thought that if you 
>>have money  
>> left in your budgets, make purchasing a high priority.
>> Sharyl
>> Dr. Sharyl G. Smith
>> University of Washington Information School Faculty, 
>> Former State Specialist for Library Media, USOE
>> sharylsmith at att.net
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Lanell Rabner
Springville High School
1205 East 900 South
Springville, Utah 84663 USA
lanell.rabner at nebo.edu

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