New Jersey Library Activism Sweeps Twitter

By Jason Boog Comment

When librarians convinced U.S. Representative from New Jersey to not vote for a proposal to cut library funding, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books founder Sarah Wendell created a #jerseylibrarians hashtag–collecting hardboiled wisdom about New Jersey librarians like “Grab the book. AND the cannoli.

The American Library Association recently released an alert, urging librarians around the country to fight “an amendment submitted by U.S. Rep. Scott Garret (R-NJ), seeks to zero out the Institute of Museum and Library Services, eliminating all federal funding specifically for libraries.” Soon after the activists mobilized, NJLA posted this great news: “US Rep. Garrett’s office says he is not going forward with a vote on Amendment 35.”

Follow this link to check out the Jersey Librarian hashtag. Add your tweets to the stream and keep sending advocacy emails–the NJLA worries that someone else could support the amendment. Check out our Best Library People on Twitter list to support librarians around the country.