January 19, 2022

New Zealand: Auckland Libraries Cuts Staff In ‘Digital-Led’ Shift

From Radio New Zealand:

An Auckland Council spokesperson said it wanted to ensure the library network responds to the changing needs of customers by moving to a more digital-led way of working.

Consultation was done with library staff and the proposed new model of working was expected to be finalised next month.

See Also: Auckland Libraries to Cut 74 Jobs in “Fit for the Future’ Restructure (via stuff)

More than 70 Auckland Libraries staff will lose their jobs in what is a precursor to more major changes, a public service union says.

In October the Auckland Council run organisation announced it was consulting with staff as it looked to reallocate its resources to prepare for a digitally focused future.

On Wednesday Auckland Libraries confirmed it had accepted voluntary redundancy from 74 casual, part-time and full time staff.


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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.