September 19, 2020

Report: “National Library of Israel to Suspend Services and Put 300 Workers on Unpaid Leave”

From JTA:

The National Library of Israel will suspend its public services and put its 300 employees on unpaid leave.

The closure, which is set to begin on Aug. 17, is due to a cut by the government in the library’s budget along with a “drastic drop” in income and donations, the library announced Wednesday.

Under the suspension, the library will stop the lending of books and close reading rooms. Teacher training also has been canceled.

Online cultural events that have been held throughout the coronavirus crisis will be canceled as well.

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See Also: Google and Bing Translations (Hebrew to English) of National Library of Israel Announcement

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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.

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