Sunday, April 13, 2014

Libraries change lives

Email me why you love your library and I will post it here, also feel free to write something on the form below, scan it and email it to me to post systemslibrarian@gmail.com

National Library Week starts today

Friday, March 28, 2014

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond (Pew Report)

A typology of public library engagement in America
This typology completes our third and final stage of research, which explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in American culture writ large—how they are perceived, how they are valued, how people rely on them, and so forth
Source (PDF)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

At the Capitol today for Library Day

Florida Library Association's "Library Day at the Legislature"
Tuesday March 25, 2014
http://www.flalib.org/library_day_2014.php

Friday, July 19, 2013

Miami Dade Library To Close Nearly Half its Branches

Published 7/18/2013
Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) will have to cut 22 branches (out of 49), and 251 jobs, as well as reducing hours across the board, the Miami Herald reported on July 15. According to the Herald, the libraries were chosen based on geography and on whether they’re based in county-owned buildings or rented storefronts.

The cuts are the result of a $15 million library budget shortfall. (The system had been using leftover funds to bridge the gap for the past two years.) Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended the budget which necessitates the cuts, as well as which cuts should be made, to the county commissioners, who approved his recommendation on July 16.
Source

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jacksonville city officials release job cuts, layoff list

The library took the biggest hit with layoffs and demotions. 75 people will be bumped down a position in the library system, and 33 positions have been eliminated. Source

Thursday, August 9, 2012

They’ve Got to See it to Believe It: Getting Decision Makers Into Your Library [webinar video]

In-person visits are critical for effective influence on politicians, particularly in an election year. With the last three months of the election season (phew!) around the corner, now is the time to press council members, legislators, administrators, school board members — in fact, anyone you can think of — to visit.
Video can be found at http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/07/see-to-believe/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jacksonville Public Library planning to slash hours, jobs

Published 7/9/2012
Faced with a requirement to cut $4.66 million from its budget, the Jacksonville Public Library board has proposed cutting jobs, closing all library branches on Sundays and most at least one other day a week.

This reduction of 264 service hours, or about 24 percent, will come along with the elimination of 71 full-time positions. That includes 41 vacancies and 30 filled jobs, including librarians and library technicians, from a total staff of 352, a 20 percent cut.
Source