Doesn't ALA do a lot of actual action in the event of a potential closing? Obviously they are much bigger and deal mainly with public/school libraries, but they seem to play much more of a part politically. It doesn't seem that way at all in our subset since most medical libraries are academic or special, or dealing with private industry where a different type of politics come into play.  

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Subject: Re: Library Closing

Considering the number of PRIVATE  emails I've just gotten this morning regarding my post, not a whole lot of people know what, if anything, our professional organizations really, really do when a library gets that sour scent of possible closure.  And I confess, I don't know either.  

I am not talking about somebody emailing a "Whoa, your library is closing, what should you do?" toolbox of helpful links.  I mean action.  Like it matters.  Like "count the fall of every sparrow."

Do they swoop in their supreme-level library advocates to meet and work with the affected librarian(s) to hammer the powers that be with overwhelming evidence of why their decision is short-sighted?  

Do they send a condolence card?

Susan A. Bloomfield, MLS, AHIP
Health Sciences Librarian
Southern Maine Health Care