November 25, 2015

New Details About Possible Cuts at Miami-Dade County Public Libraries, 30 Librarian Positions Would Be Eliminated

We’ve shared a lot of material on infoDOCKET since word about the possibility of major cuts in service and personnel at the Miami-Dade Public Libraries. Some of those items are linked below. 

A decision about what will happen is scheduled to take place next week (September 10, 2013) during a Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Save the Miami Libraries group has details about the meeting on their Facebook page.

One question that we’ve wondered about is which positions would be cut if the current proposed plan would pass.

We now have a few answers.

infoDOCKET has obtained a copy of a memo with details about the possible cuts.

The Numbers

Right now, 30 librarian positions would be eliminated (20 Librarian 1 + 10 Librarian 4).

Additionally, 68 library assistant positions would but cut. (12 Library Assistant 1 + 33 Library Assistant 2 + 23 Librarian Assistant 3)

Finally, a number of other positions would see cuts including 5 Circulation Supervisors, 8 Children Service Specialists, and 1 Library Attendant.

The full list of cuts is available in the memo embedded below.

Some of Our Previous Posts About the Miami-Dade County Public Library

MIami-Dade Public Library System Memo by LJ's infoDOCKET

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