New Details About Possible Cuts at Miami-Dade County Public Libraries, 30 Librarian Positions Would Be Eliminated
We’ve shared a lot of material on infoDOCKET since word about the possibility of major cuts in service and personnel at the Miami-Dade Public Libraries. Some of those items are linked below.
A decision about what will happen is scheduled to take place next week (September 10, 2013) during a Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Save the Miami Libraries group has details about the meeting on their Facebook page.
One question that we’ve wondered about is which positions would be cut if the current proposed plan would pass.
We now have a few answers.
infoDOCKET has obtained a copy of a memo with details about the possible cuts.
Right now, 30 librarian positions would be eliminated (20 Librarian 1 + 10 Librarian 4).
Additionally, 68 library assistant positions would but cut. (12 Library Assistant 1 + 33 Library Assistant 2 + 23 Librarian Assistant 3)
Finally, a number of other positions would see cuts including 5 Circulation Supervisors, 8 Children Service Specialists, and 1 Library Attendant.
The full list of cuts is available in the memo embedded below.
Some of Our Previous Posts About the Miami-Dade County Public Library
- Miami-Dade Library Hours to be Slashed, Some Branches Would Only Be Open 16 Hours a Week (August 28, 2013)
- Miami-Dade County Will No Longer Close Any Public Libraries But 169 Librarians Would Lose Jobs, Hours Reduced (August 24, 2013)
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