Both Janet and Steve have made good points here. Yes libraries are suffering
the ill effects of the economy, but so are library associations. ALA has had
to furlough employees --a fact I learned as I called the ALCTS office this
I'm involved with two ALCTS pre-conferences on my own dime and time.
Robert O. Ellett,, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
"Life is like photography. We all develop from negatives."