Georgia: Funding in Question for New Libraries in Fulton County (Video)
From WXIA-TV (Atlanta):
As Fulton County breaks ground on the first of eight new libraries planned, there is still no decision on where an estimated $8 million a year will come to staff them.
In 2005, voters approved borrowing $275 million to build and renovate libraries.
County Commissioner Rob Pitts calls the library issue his “baby” and said he has no doubts about finding the money for staff and maintenance.
“This is not new. We knew we’d need to find roughly $8 million a year for staffing from day one. It’s just that we’re at the point now where we need to have serious conversations,” said Pitts.
Keep in mind Pitts and other commissioners already have to cut an estimated $100 million from the 2014 budget.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.