Thursday, June 14, 2012
"Major Changes" of the Unhappy Kind @ the Dougherty County Public Library in Georgia
Library board closes two library branches; lays off employees. (Albany Herald, 6/14/2012)
Excerpt: A fiscal year budget shortfall of more than $121,000 has prompted the closure of two of the five Dougherty County public libraries.
The Library Board of Trustees have voted to close the Southside Library branch on Habersham as well as Westtown on Waddell Avenue immediately and lay off six employees until further notice.
The library board has hoped to close the branches but keep the employees, however the closing and the layoffs was determined to be the most "fiscal responsible" alternative.