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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Library seeks additional funding from Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Fairfax Times, March 13, 2014

Money would go to staff training, techonology upgrades

Library officials will be asking the Board of Supervisors for additional funding to meet agency needs as part of this year’s budget debate.
The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to request an additional $1 million that would be used for youth service, staff training and technology upgrades.
The board had previously submitted a request for a $1 million increase in its budget for books and other material, aimed at restoring some of the reductions made in leaner budget years.
As the county recovered from the recession, the library cut hours, reduced staff and reduced spending on new materials to save money.
The library administration drew heat from patrons last year when it proposed beta testing a new staffing model aimed at maintaining current hours and services with fewer people in order to reduce operating expenses. . . .
Read the rest of the article here.  

"Heat" is not the word.  "Outrage" or "disgust" are much more appropriate.

. . . And yet the County's advertised budget proposes further cuts in spending for next year, some 40 vacant positions haven't been filled, and the toll of lost books has risen to 460,000-plus.

What is wrong with the County administration and Board of Supervisors???

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