Endangered Libraries T-shirt

先不論電子書或Google對圖書館的威脅,光是經費短缺就足以讓圖書館無法生存下去。感覺上現在經濟好像有點好轉,但我們還是常常看到美國各地不斷有圖書館因經費刪減而面臨關閉。

例如阿拉斯加州最大城市安克拉治市因為預算遭刪減,在12月11日關閉了一間歷史最久的圖書館分館。

Budget cuts close city's oldest branch library

影片來源及詳細報導:ktuu.com

為了喚起社會大眾對圖書館面臨預算不足而被迫關閉的問題, ALA 根據一位紐澤西州圖書館員 Andy Woodworth 的靈感而設計了一件 Endangered Libraries T-shirt。衣服上的圖案是從 WWF(世界野生生物基金會) 所獲得的靈感,把大貓熊、黑犀牛等瀕臨絕種的動物與圖書館擺在一起,意謂著圖書館也正面臨生存危機。

Endangered Libraries Shirt

這款 T-shirt 在 ALA的網路商店可以買的到(link),只是不曉得賣的如何? 能夠達到宣傳理念的效果如何? 不過還是看看 Woodworth 怎麼說:

In a changing climate of funding and support, the public library is under a constant pressure that threatens its very survival. I hope this shirt is a reminder to librarians, library patrons and the public at large that the library serves as a valuable community resource for education, research, literacy and much more. If it goes away, society as a whole will be poorer for its loss.

延伸閱讀:
ktuu.com - Budget cuts close city’s oldest branch library
American Libraries Magazine - ALA Graphics raises awareness of endangered libraries

Endangered Libraries T-shirt 有 “ 1 則迴響 ”

  1. 這種概念T-shirt其實某程度上還蠻受歡迎的
    只是多少還是要靠一點行銷功力囉
    就跟環保議題一樣
    要不停的向人們做宣傳

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