Canada: Guelph Public Library to Fundraise to Keep Public Internet Access Running
From the Guelph Mercury:
Guelph Public Library will be able to pay for public internet access at its branches next year through its own fundraising efforts, says chief executive officer Kitty Pope.
After a long-standing federal program stopped providing the $6,800 per year needed to pay for internet service in March 2012, a fundraising effort secured enough cash to keep bandwidth flowing through Guelph’s six public libraries for the next year.
But Pope said the organization’s growing fundraising arm will likely be able to provide the money needed to keep internet services running in 2014.
The Guelph Public Library expects to raise close to $95,000 from community donors in 2014, 85 per cent more than it raised this year, according to a budget presentation provided to Guelph city council this week.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.