Library Call to Action – Save Texashare

February 10, 2011

We need everyone to speak out for libraries as the State’s budget proposal for 2011-2013 affects databases used by TCU students and faculty as the funding program is up for elimination.

CALL TO ACTION!

Your state senator and representatives need to hear from you and What the Library Means to You.

The first draft of the State’s budget proposal for 2011-13 affects every statewide library program. More than $180,000 (http://bit.ly/gqHP4S ) in state funding for databases used by TCU students and faculty is at risk as the TexShare database funding program is up for elimination

We need everyone to speak out for libraries. We need every library supporter to communicate with their elected state representative and senator with a note expressing the incredible damage these cuts would cause. In the TCU Library we have drop boxes at the Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Music and Reference Service desks. Please take a moment to fill out a post card letting your state representatives and senator know What Libraries Mean to You.

Another way to make your voice heard is through an online survey provided by the Texas Library Association at http://bit.ly/er9cHA, or to take ‘quick action,’ simply e-mail your representative, senator and governor at http://bit.ly/ep2N0T.

Bottom Line: if TexShare database funding is eliminated, TCU students may see a reduction in library resources, such as EBSCO Databases, TexShare borrowing and some ILL function privileges.

For more details on the proposed state budget and the effects it could have on you and the TCU Library go to http://www.tlxa.org/texline-265.

We have a long and hard fight ahead of us, but it’s one we must undertake. Your voice is the first step to conquering this fight.

On the Brite Side

Brite Student Association

Brite Divinity School

http://brite.edu

Texas Christian University (TCU) Library

http://lib.tcu.edu