Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Jean Quan’

What Is So Important About Public Libraries?

Public libraries (also called “circulating libraries“) exist in most places in the world and are often considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population.  Then, why is Mayor Jean Quan proposing to close Oakland (California) public libraries?

Please please call, write to or email Mayor Jean Quan’s office, City Councilmembers, and Oakland City Administration.
Libraries help keep a city “safe” and literate… 

Mayor Jean Quan’s Office – officeofthemayor@oaklandnet.com

* District 1 – Jane Brunner    jbrunner@oaklandnet.com
* District 2 – Pat Kernighan  pkernighan@oaklandnet.com
* District 3 – Nancy Nadel  nnadel@oaklandnet.com
* District 4 – Libby Schaaf  lschaaf@oaklandnet.com
* District 5 – Ignacio De La Fuente  idelafuente@oaklandnet.com
* District 6 – Desley Brooks  dbrooks@oaklandnet.com
* District 7 – Larry Reid  lreid@oaklandnet.com
* At-Large – Rebecca Kaplan  atlarge@oaklandnet.com

Oakland City Administration – cityadministrator@oaklandnet.com

What else can we do?  http://www.saveoaklandlibrary.org has suggestions:

http://saveoaklandlibrary.org/act-now/

  • Keep libraries open. Don’t close branch libraries or reduce service hours at any library.
  • Don’t violate the public trust by throwing away Measure Q funds
  • Closing libraries hurts all of Oakland’s citizens.
  • Libraries give everyone, regardless of income, free access to books and the Internet.
  • Libraries have already sacrificed by limiting service to 5 days/week at all of the branches.
  • These cuts are unfair. The Library represents only 2% of the general fund monies but the “All Cuts” proposal calls for 198 full time library jobs to be eliminated out of 367 citywide. The library’s share of jobs lost equals more than 52% of the total positions eliminated.
  • Measure Q supplies the library’s entire budget for buying books, DVDs, CDs, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, and other popular materials. Locations which remain open will not have new materials to offer the public.
  • The “All Cuts” budget proposal suggests that there will be limited or no programs, including adult literacy, children’s storytimes and the Summer Reading Game.

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan “Let’s use our mighty voices for public libraries!’

Author, Manuscript Consultant,  Writing Career Coach

 

 

Help our underdog public libraries in every city, town, incorporated and unincorporated area in the United States of America!

Help our underdog public libraries in Oakland, CA. Mayor Jean Quan and City Council Members, please keep Oakland “literate” ! Libraries provide safe place for young and old; Librarians help us identify resources. Help us survive and thrive.

June 20, 2011, 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

14 Hours, 14 Branches: A Read-In to Save Oakland Libraries

Amphitheater in front of City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA

14 Hours, 14 Branches is a 14 hour read-in being held on Monday, June 20, 2011 to raise awareness that 14 of 18 Oakland’s branch libraries (including AAMLO and the Tool Lending Library) will be eliminated under the current budget Scenario A. City Council presents their budget recommendations on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and we want to have our voices reading for an uninterrupted 14 hours the day before to send our message loud and clear: save ALL of Oakland’s public libraries.

Save Oakland Libraries created a survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XGGQD7V

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues,

Please help spread the word about June 20, 2011 Monday’s 14 hours-14 branches READ IN to save Oakland libraries.
If you can’t be there in person, please please call or email Mayor Jean Quan’s office, City Councilmembers, and Oakland City Administration.
Libraries help keep a city “safe” and literate… http://preview.tinyurl.com/14hours
City Council: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityCouncil/index.htm
Mayor’s office: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/Mayor/a/ContactUs/index.htm
I’ll be there on Monday; I’ll email too.

Mayor Jean Quan’s Office – officeofthemayor@oaklandnet.com

* District 1 – Jane Brunner    jbrunner@oaklandnet.com
* District 2 – Pat Kernighan  pkernighan@oaklandnet.com
* District 3 – Nancy Nadel  nnadel@oaklandnet.com
* District 4 – Libby Schaaf  lschaaf@oaklandnet.com
* District 5 – Ignacio De La Fuente  idelafuente@oaklandnet.com
* District 6 – Desley Brooks  dbrooks@oaklandnet.com
* District 7 – Larry Reid  lreid@oaklandnet.com
* At-Large – Rebecca Kaplan  atlarge@oaklandnet.com

Oakland City Administration – cityadministrator@oaklandnet.com

“Save Oakland Library”  saveoaklandlibrary@gmail.com

Our mighty voices are needed. Today, call or stop by your library and ask questions. Help Librarians help us. Thank you!

Thank you, Kathy Shepler, for emailing author and plot teacher Martha Alderson. Thank you, Martha, for bring this urgent matter to my attention.

Writers and Readers, please step out or shout out.  To promote literacy and help Oakland Libraries live well. I’ll see you all there!

Sincerely,

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan

author of Love Made of Heart

author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

author and writing coach Teresa LeYung Ryan uses her mighty voice to say “Help our libraries and librarians help us stay literate.”


What Do Dr. Andy, Poetry, Technology, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, San Mateo County Fair, Oakland Libraries, and Coach Teresa Have In Common?

Promoting literacy, literary arts and underdogs (a.k.a. libraries) . . .

Thank you, Dr. Andy O. Jones, for contacting me when you needed an expert/local celebrity to fill 20 minutes of air time on your wonderful radio show “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” and giving me a chance to invite your fans to fun literary events at the San Mateo County Fair June 11-19, 2011 .  To see the schedule of workshops and authors Thursday through Saturday click here: Literary Arts Stage in the Expo Hall at San Mateo County Fair

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And thank you for letting me broadcast about helping our underdog public libraries in Oakland, CA. Mayor Jean Quan and City Council Members, please keep Oakland “literate” !

June 20, 2011, 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

14 Hours, 14 Branches: A Read-In to Save Oakland Libraries

Amphitheater in front of City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA

14 Hours, 14 Branches is a 14 hour read-in being held on Monday, June 20, 2011 to raise awareness that 14 of 18 Oakland’s branch libraries (including AAMLO and the Tool Lending Library) will be eliminated under the current budget Scenario A. City Council presents their budget recommendations on Tuesday, June 21, and we want to have our voices reading for an uninterrupted 14 hours the day before to send our message loud and clear: save ALL of Oakland’s public libraries.

 

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues,

Please help spread the word about June 20, 2011 Monday’s 14 hours-14 branches READ IN to save Oakland libraries.
If you can’t be there in person, please please call or email Mayor Jean Quan’s office and City Councilmembers.
Libraries help keep a city “safe” and literate… http://preview.tinyurl.com/14hours
City Council: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityCouncil/index.htm
Mayor’s office: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/Mayor/a/ContactUs/index.htm
I’ll be there on Monday; I’ll email too.

Mayor Jean Quan’s Office – officeofthemayor@oaklandnet.com

* District 1 – Jane Brunner    jbrunner@oaklandnet.com
* District 2 – Pat Kernighan  pkernighan@oaklandnet.com
* District 3 – Nancy Nadel  nnadel@oaklandnet.com
* District 4 – Libby Schaaf  lschaaf@oaklandnet.com
* District 5 – Ignacio De La Fuente  idelafuente@oaklandnet.com
* District 6 – Desley Brooks  dbrooks@oaklandnet.com
* District 7 – Larry Reid  lreid@oaklandnet.com
* At-Large – Rebecca Kaplan  atlarge@oaklandnet.com

Oakland City Administration – cityadministrator@oaklandnet.com

Our mighty voices are needed. Today, call or stop by your library and ask questions. Help Librarians help us. Thank you!

Thank you, Kathy Shepler, for emailing author and plot teacher Martha Alderson. Thank you, Martha, for bring this urgent matter to my attention.

Writers and Readers, please step out this week and next Monday.  Step out to promote literacy at the San Mateo County Fair and help Oakland Libraries. I’ll see you all there!

Sincerely,

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan

What Is Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour?

Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour is a weekly public affairs program on radio station KDVS 90.3 FM heard live on Wednesday afternoons at 5 p.m., Pacific. On the air since the year 2000, Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour features interviews with local and faraway poets, innovative thinkers in the worlds of technology and social media, and practitioners of many other forms of creativity, including theatre, music, and writing across media. Poets with new books, creative innovators with new projects, and the representative of any local arts enterprise are invited to contact Dr. Andy to schedule an appearance on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour.

Cheers to Dr. Andy, his show, U.C. Davis, and independent community freeform radio!

Sincerely,

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan

author of Love Made of Heart

author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

author and writing coach Teresa LeYung Ryan uses her mighty voice to say "Help our libraries and librarians help us stay literate."


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