Libraries were heavily impacted by the recession that began in late 2007. Staffing was reduced, hours and services cut, and closures loomed. The new political and economic context presents an entirely new set of challenges for libraries and library workers to navigate. This program explores how libraries rebuilt programs, services, hours, and staffing levels, and are creating new models to challenge austerity. Panelists will highlight libraries and library worker organizations that are advancing innovative strategies to meet the evolving needs of patrons. Co-sponsored by joint AFL-CIO/ALA Labor Committee and RUSA.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Library Workforce
Interests: Administration and Management, Advocacy, Budget Planning and Finance, Community Engagement, Funding, Leadership, Legislation, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Personnel and Staffing, Public Services, Social Change, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Type of Library: Academic, Government, Public, Regional System, School/Media Center
Sponsors: RUSA, ALA
Cost: Included with full conference registration.