Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Whatever the cost.....

"Whatever the cost of our libraries, 
the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." 
Walter Cronkite**

Here are some facts about the cost of libraries:

     Academic librarians provide information that serves more than 44 million students yearly—reaching almost 12 million more than attend college basketball games.
College libraries receive just less than three cents of every dollar spent on higher education.
There are 584 students enrolled for every librarian in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in 2010 in the U.S. as compared with 14 students for each teaching faculty member.
Americans spend nearly three times as much on candy as they do on public libraries.*

Something to consider!

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