January 26, 2021

California: Sacramento Public Library Closures Scheduled Due to Staff Furloughs

From The Sacramento Bee:

The Friday closures are scheduled May 18, and June 15 and 29.

“Funding shortfalls have left the library with few choices to maintain services to the public,” Library Director Rivkah Sass said in a written statement.

The library was faced with either laying off 15 to 18 staff members, requiring the permanent closure of three locations, or furloughing staff members, requiring temporary closures of the entire system, officials said. Sass said furloughs were considered preferable to permanent closure of some neighborhood libraries.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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