May 18, 2022

Georgia: State Considers Consolidating Public Library Service for the Disabled

From The Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA):

It’s too early to know whether the Georgia Public Library Service will reduce its eight centers for the disabled to four and which ones would survive such a cut, but that’s the discussion CVL director Alan Harkness heard at a state meeting this week.

“The state is getting pressure from the Office of Planning and Budget as to how to run that service statewide more efficiently, and we don’t know how that’s going to impact us,” Harkness told the Muscogee County Library Board at Thursday’s meeting.

“The Office of Planning and Budget is moving to zero-based budgeting, so that’s giving the state library some pressure,” he [Chattahoochee Valley Libraries director Alan Harkness] said. “They want to make sure everybody is spending as effectively as they can.”

See Also: Learn More About Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)

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