September 16, 2014

Public Libraries: Jacksonville (FL) Public Library Plans to Cut Hours and Eliminate 71 Full Time Jobs

From The Florida Times-Union/Florida.com: Faced with a requirement to cut $4.66 million from its budget, the Jacksonville Public Library board has proposed reducing library service hours by 264 hours a week. This 24 percent reduction will come along with the elimination of 71 full-time positions. That includes 41 vacancies and 30 filled jobs, including librarians […]

Florida: Brevard County Libraries Remove Erotic Best-Seller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

UPDATE (May 10, 2012): ’50 Shades of Grey’ won’t be coming to some libraries (via CSM) UPDATE (May 10, 2012) How Libraries in Wisconsin, Georgia and Florida are Dealing With 50 Shades of Grey; Comments from Random House, the Book’s Publisher (via AP) UPDATE (May 10, 2012): ALA’s Office Of Intellectual Freedom Issues Statement on […]

Surprise: Funding for Florida Library Cooperatives Vetoed

From the Tampa Bay Library Consortium: Governor Scott vetoed MLC funding for 2012-13.  This loss of funds will hurt severely in the fiscal year beginning October 1.  The funding can’t be restored this year, but Florida libraries badly need it to be restored for 2013-14. [Clip] On April 17 when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed […]