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.