Budget Cuts Force Vermont Law Library to Reduce Hours
From the Associated Press:
The Vermont Department of Libraries is phasing out law library services at the State Library in Montpelier as part of its effort to cope with a budget reduction of over $400,000.
Starting July 1, the State Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Fridays.
“We have worked very hard to maintain as many of our Department’s services and programs as possible given the budget challenges facing the state,” State Librarian Martha Reid said in a statement. “We will continue to work to sustain the high level of service our patrons have come to expect. But the reality is that we must make difficult choices and look for ways to live within our budget and meet, as best we can, the information needs of Vermonters.”
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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.