Mayor Eases Cuts to Chicago Public Library Funding But 184 Jobs Still Lost
The mayor’s decision to restore $1 million he cut from graffiti removal and vacant lot cleaning and $3.3 million cut from Chicago Public Libraries did please aldermen, however. Instead of laying off 284 employees, libraries would fire 184; and Monday and Friday morning closings would not apply during the 19 weeks when school is out.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.