Volunteering At An Agency Where I May Interact With People

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Gehlmann 1 Kathryn Gehlmann Professor Hardie SLR 105 December 07, 2015 For the fall semester, I wanted to volunteer at an agency where I could interact with people because I enjoy helping others. When I found out that I could volunteer at the library, I jumped on that chance right away. Volunteering at the Eva K. Bowlby Library allowed me to do those things. There are two current considerations regarding our society. First, should the federal, local, and state government allocate and spend tax dollars to fund professional social agencies that would, in turn, meet the needs of their communities? Secondly, the burden for social agencies would be placed on individual citizens and agencies that choose to serve those in need by giving of personal time, money, and skills. Those two considerations have major effects on my service site. Funding for social agenices has been a topic for many years where libraries are the focus point from what I have gathered. Should the federal, local, and state government allocate and spend tax dollars to fund professional social agencies that would, in turn, meet the needs of their communities? There are many positives and negatives about government funding for libraries. The Grants to States Program is one of the largest federal funding programs that support library services in the U.S. In fact, there are more than 150 million dollars distributed throughout the State Library Administrative Agenices (SLAA). Two thousand five hundred Grants to
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