105 Jobs Will Be Cut At Library and Archives Canada
UPDATE (May 2, 2012): Canadian Library Association Dismayed by Impact of Budget Cuts on Federal Libraries
Over the weekend and for the second time in April we posted about the elimination of a Canadian government program providing public access to the Internet (often via public libraries).
Today, news of more cuts and this time the involve government libraries and librarians.
According to the CBC, 105 positions will be eliminated at Library and Archives Canada as part of another large cut in government jobs throughout the country.
The Winnipeg Sun reports on the entire staff of Transport Canada’s library in Ottawa being let go. The head librarian was the only person to keep her job.
According to the library’s web page, it was home to 75,000 books/technical reports and more than 175 periodicals and serials.
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.