Budget Cuts: Round 2

I’m going to keep this short as I’m still not sure just how much I can freely say.  The city’s second round of budget slashing has gone through and unlike the first time when we came out unscathed besides a hiring freeze, we were hit.  Happily our staff shall remain unaffected (besides the increase in stress due to living through these times), but nothing else was.

We’ve lost a sixth of our total book budget for the year, of which we’ve already spent around 60%.  Then there are cuts to supplies, technology, professional development, pretty much all those invisible things that would help us aleviate some of the current concerns of our patrons.

We live in uncertain times.  About the only thing I can count on is that in a few months there will be a round 3.

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