Getting Info into Public Libraries

(A letter from Andy, who is the organizer for the South Bend 9/11 Questions Meetup Group. -rep.)

Dear all,

Thought I'd share some good news on the public library front. The
St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana will likely be
adding some 9/11 truth DVDs to their collection soon - fewer than I'd
like (three titles), but better than none at all, and hopefully a prelude
to additional items.

Again I have to say what an important strategy I think this is, to focus
on public libraries as a means to make 9/11 truth information available to
large numbers of people. Every single 9/11 truth group should be
contacting their local public library and requesting book and DVD titles.

Find out the name of the collection development manager and/or the head of
the audio/visual department and contact them directly with item requests.

In some cases, truth groups will have to realize that the only way some
items will be added is through donations. Many 9/11 truth items, DVDs in
particular, are not available to librarians through the standard ordering
systems that they use.

Donations speed things up considerably in terms of making the items
available. In addition to 9/11 truth items being hard for librarians to
order, the collection development process in the library world takes a
very long time, but if they receive newly-purchased items as gifts, they
will most likely add them to the circulating collection very quickly,
within a matter of weeks rather than months.

SJCPL did this recently with three copies of 9/11 and American Empire
Volume I, which I bought and then donated to the library.

Here's my article from late March on this topic:

Best wishes,

Organizer, South Bend 9/11 Questions Meetup Group

It's actually easy...

Librarians buy up to 30% of their collections based on user requests so go ahead and ask them to buy stuff. Some tips:
1. If they already have one title by a given author further acquisitions are more readily approved.
2. Books in a series - ie volumes 2 & 3 of a set - are usually automatically approved.
3. Ask the librarian with the Master's degree, not the clerk who checks out the books. Chances are good that she is a bored intellectual who needs the stimulation you are providing.
4. As with all bureaucracies, every other person will help you. If the jerk says no, then don't go away mad... just approach the other librarian.