On this page are some links to online articles about the 2011-12 legislative effort to decrease interlibrary loan van delivery service.
In Warner, mailing the 1700 items we borrowed or loaned in 2010 would have cost us about $5,100 in postage at about $3 per item. Van service is paid for with federal funds and is 6-7 times more cost-effective per item (.44 per item).
House Bill 2 AN ACT relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures
224:215 Department of Cultural Resources, Federal Funding. It is the intent of the general court that the department of cultural resources review the federal program guidelines for which it receives federal dollars to support library programs and seek to amend its 5-year plan to use funding that had been designated to support 3 of the interlibrary vans for other purposes. Furthermore, the review shall include a determination of programs or services the department could offer using federal library program funds. The department shall file a report of its findings with the house finance committee on or before November 30, 2011
Some articles about this issue:
“Interlibrary loans may be spared cuts”
Concord Monitor Dec. 3, 2011
Concord Monitor Oct. 18, 2011
Concord Monitor Oct. 15, 2011
Concord Monitor October 11, 2011
Library loan program is working well http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/285159/library-loan-program-is-working-well
The Annoyed Librarian Oct 10, 2011
Nashua Patch Oct 8, 2011
Concord Monitor Oct 7
New Hampshire Insider July 26, 2011
Link to our InterLibrary Loan information page