[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] How states performed on library measures in 2015

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Thu Jan 7 07:18:31 PST 2016


FYI,

I've included the information for Oregon below, but be sure to look at the
whole article.

Suzanne L. Sager

OREGON

   - Voters approved a $2.7 million a year, five-year property tax levy for
   Eugene Public Library. Currently, the Bethel and Sheldon branches are
   open 26 hours a week. The levy will provide funds to keep the branches open
   an additional 22 hours a week and restore three hours of service on Sunday
   mornings at the main library. The 34,658 votes were split between 18,294
   (52.8%) yes and 16,364 (47.2%) no.
   - A replacement levy for the Washington County Cooperative Library
   Services passed, which will maintain and increase countywide library
   services at a new tax rate of 22 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The
   first-year amount levied will be approximately $12.7 million. Voter turnout
   was 72,554, resulting in 45,761 (63.1%) for and 26,793 (36.9%) against the
   measure.


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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 9:23 AM
Subject: [alacro-l] How states performed on library measures in 2015
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During the 2015 election year, the ALA Office for Research and Statistics
tracked 88 library referenda across 21 states. More than three-quarters of
the measures passed, with 69 wins and only 18 losses (an additional one was
advisory). Ohio and New York showed their strong support of libraries by
passing 20 and 23 referenda respectively.



Read the entire American Libraries article by Kathy Rosa, Director, Office
for Research and Statistics
<http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/01/04/library-referenda-roundup-2015/>



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Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Representative
Portland State University Library
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