By: Diane Benjamin Remember the 15 second commercial run on television for the Bloomington Public Library? I received the cost by FOIA: The FOIA response claims two television commercials were produced. I only received one in response to my FOIA request. NOTE: All of the commercials that have run have not been billed. . . […]
By: Diane Benjamin See the original story: https://blnnews.com/2018/05/16/true-public-servant-cough-cough/ A reader emailed this comment to the library along with a link to the story: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ . The writer received this response: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Every City employee needs the same message. Thanks Jeanne Hamilton. . . . . . .
By: Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story from two days ago: https://blnnews.com/2018/05/15/foia-fail-again-and-again/ I emailed both the City Clerk and Tari about the ridiculous .50 (fifty cents) charge and use of a disk since previous large FOIA requests have been delivered via Hightail. Yesterday afternoon I received the request digitally. Since the Clerk probably would have ignored […]
By: Diane Benjamin Being a government employee living off money stolen from hard-working taxpayers must not come with a course in what shouldn’t ever be said in public. I’m sure some laugh with each other about the sweet benefits they get and the life long spiked pension they will collect that increases automatically every year. […]
By: Diane Benjamin A reader told me at the end of April the Bloomington Public Library was running ads on a Peoria TV station. On April 30th I filed a FOIA request for the ad and what they are spending on advertising. Keep in mind the City of Bloomington spends a fortune on IT and […]
By: Diane Benjamin In yet another attempt to turn the library into something it was never meant to be: http://www.bloomingtonlibrary.org/Assets/files/SRPprogramguide.pdf I wonder where the tables and chairs will be set up? How are they going to keep the jelly fingers off the books? Will the library staff have to wash kids hands after lunch? […]
By: Diane Benjamin http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=16412 Below are the library stats for March 2018: It would be nice to compare these numbers to March of 2017, but nothing is in the City Manager’s Report. http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-543 It would have been nice to compare these numbers to March of 2016, but nothing is in the City Manager’s Report. […]