Gaming, Public Funds, and Libraries in Nebraska

An interesting discussion on libraries, public funds and gaming/social networking is going on up in Nebraska. The State Auditor has questioned why the Nebraska Library Commission used public funds for a PlayStation 2 purchase, why staff time is being used for social networking/second life participation, and why is staff uploading content to YouTube and Flickr. The commission’s response is a great defense of why library’s are purchasing gaming equipment, participating in social networking, etc. Something to keep handy as it develops and as a resource in case your library is ever questioned for similar purchasing/participation.

See the Nebraska State Paper for more info

HT: LibraryStuff