Missouri: Libraries Face Cuts Under Gov. Greitens’ Spending Plan
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Fewer books for kids and less public internet access for job seekers are two of the potential effects of Gov. Eric Greitens budget proposal.
Under the $27.6 billion spending blueprint unveiled by the Republican newcomer last month, libraries would see nearly $3 million less than they had expected to get last year as part of a series of cuts made to deal with less than robust growth in tax revenue.
Kirkwood Public Library Director Sarah Erwin said the library typically uses the state funds for internet service. The budget proposal would reduce those funds by more than $9,800 in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
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.