Nebraska: Literacy Center of the Midlands to Close After Nearly 50 Years, Organization Was Founded by a Librarian
From the Omaha World-Herald:
The Literacy Center of the Midlands, a 48-year-old organization founded by a librarian who wanted to help adults improve their literacy skills, is closing its doors.
It’s been a privilege to serve the community and the adults who have these literacy needs,” said Linda Butkus, the Literacy Center’s CEO. “And our heart goes out to everybody. We hope everyone lands in a good spot. And we’re encouraging our students to continue their education goals.”
Butkus said that over the years, the center received funding from various foundations, individual donations and the State of Nebraska, and from other fundraisers and community events. There was no specific loss of funding that led to this. “The whole environment just changed as time progressed,” she said. “We continued to grow as an organization, as well, and the needs of our students outpaced our ability to fund the center.”
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.