Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Daily Thoughts 11/3/2010 (budget, library careers)

The Cabinet Portrait Gallery. Photographs by W. & D. Downey. [With descriptive letterpress.], Cassell & Co.: London, 1890–94, James Matthew Barrie, author of Peter Pan.

Daily Thoughts 11/3/2010

Today has been a quiet steady day.  I went through some gift books this morning and checked the patron requests list.  I also confirmed appointments for SCORE counselors to America's small business for tomorrow.

We held a standing order meeting to determine what we might keep or not in the afternoon. 

There was also a short meeting with the director announcing that the city planned on cutting the libraries budget by 16%, this included six people that they offered retirement packages at our library.  If the people did not take the retirement packages, those directly below them would be bumped downward in a reduction in force. This happened before in July of 2011.   At the same time, the library is interviewing for an assistant director position.  The 16% represents some $600,000.  The library is currently $400,000 in debt or 10% of its current budget.  This represents $1,000,000 in debt at the beginning of the year come January 1, 2011.  The budget is still being negotiated.

This is a presentation, Using Free Web Tools To Build Your Library Career

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