Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rally in Lansing

Brutus was a bit in a hurry today. He didn't want to be late for the rally in Lansing being sponsored by the Michigan Library Association. He fears that the state is going to the dogs with the proposed cuts to the Library of Michigan and state aid to public libraries. How can humans be so short-sighted? He wasn't too sure about MeLCat until Barb explained to him that this did not involve cats; it is the statewide interlibrary loan system and catalog which is in jeopardy. Brutus enjoys MeLCat, especially playing in the blue bags and reading dog stories (although he'd like to see the "cat" part changed). Margaret and Steve have calmed him down for today with promises that they will be attending Thursday morning's rally on the Capitol steps at 10 a.m. They hope to see many librarians and library users there in support of Michigan's libraries; everyone is encouraged to write to their state legislators.