Library CEO says $10 million in Vision2 funds critical to Central Library renovation
Am I the only one that sees the term "Library CEO" and cringes a little? Seems wrong in some way, but let's hope that the project funding gets passed, especially since the Tulsa library system already has raised $15 Million in capital to match the city if it does.
Libraries, Austin Studios on the ballot as Proposition 18
A bill will pass that will grant around $8 million for library renovations and upgrades as well as expanding Austin Studios. Very odd way to slide that in on the bill, but I get arts, entertainment and the library go hand in hand. "Hey, we doing that production of 'Murder House III?'" "Yeah, we just gotta wait on funds for the new children's department to go through first." "Cool."
Library managers seek restoration of funding, staff
I have nothing snarky to say on this one. I am just going to quote from the article and hope.
"The Nelson County library employs one full-time staffer and several part-timers whose average age is 62, said branch manager Tanith Knight. Cuts have the library operating at 42 hours a week, six shy of the suggested weekly hours for small branches in the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system, she said."