Friday, February 19, 2010

Washington Post & Fairfax County Public Libraries

If you missed the Metro section of today's Washington Post, it was worth reading. It has an article about the cuts the libraries are facing in the County budget. While the Post focused on the human cost in terms of job elimination, it didn't really express how difficult it will be for those who keep their jobs, but who will be expected to do the jobs that have been eliminated as well.

The Post article also failed to address the inequities of the County budget -- over 54% for the public schools and less than 1% for public libraries? What kind of a formula for success is that?

If you want to read the entire article, go here.

If you can't get it that way, try stopping by the library to read it.  But do that quick, before the subscription to the Post goes the way of the buggy whip.

1 comment :

Mary Ann Braunstein said...

Interestng too that they didn't go to the County's busiest library to interview someone. However, I agree that the article is worth reading.