Supplemental Legislative Agenda Materials
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has developed supplemental materials that libraries may use to present a snapshot of what's happening in individual libraries and support the Board's FY2012 Legislative Agenda (pdf).
LIBRARIES HELP PEOPLE SAVE MONEY FLYER
This non-customizable flyer demonstrates how a family of four can save close to $7,000 a year by using their public library:
JOBSEEKER SUCCESS FLYER
The bottom half of the flyer is customizable. Please use it to highlight your library’s efforts to assist jobseekers. In the example, we’ve provided some ideas for how this may be used.
LIBRARIES AS DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS FLYER
This non-customizable flyer (pdf) highlights the ways in which libraries across the state are coordinating with MEMA, FEMA and the MBLC to serve as DRCs.
CUSTOMIZED LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
The Board has collected and merged any available data into a Microsoft Word document for each public library. Not all templates are complete because data was not always available. While the template is single-sided, libraries are encouraged to use one of the flyers above or create their own document as the flip-side. Please note:
- Before distributing, libraries should go through their version and add, remove, check data, or change data as necessary.
- Communities that have multiple libraries do not have a state aid total as the award was given to the municipality to disperse among the libraries.
Below, find all materials relating to the customizable Legislative Agenda and instructions for customization:
- Example agenda insert: Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library (doc)
- Black-and-white template of the agenda (doc)
- Find your localized color version here: list of legislative agendas, by library
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUSTOMIZATION
- To change text in the green boxes: Click anywhere in the box that you would like to customize. The text box outline will appear, leave it alone. Click a second time on the text that you would like to change.
Suggestion: if your library has not received an LSTA grant or a construction grant, you may want to use the space to describe how your library uses state aid funds: to buy computers, to keep the library open, to hold special programs….
- To change text in “Increases in Library Usage”: Click once anywhere in the area and the textbox outline will appear, leave it alone. Click a second time on the text you would like to change.
Suggestion: Not all libraries show increases in the same categories or years, feel free to choose different categories or years.
- To change text in “Library Funding”: Click once anywhere in the area and the textbox outline will appear, leave it alone. Click a second time on the text you would like to change. This is not data provided by the MBLC.
- “You Should Know” is an opportunity to highlight any important local library information. Dudley used it to further highlight increased usage and to emphasize the new “green” library.