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The Economic Crisis & Your Library Technology, Part II

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 12, 2008 - 10:48am

One of our readers, a librarian at a parochial school in Topeka, Kansas, writes:

We are losing teachers and staff. It is affecting how much we have to spend....technology is up at the top, considered a luxury. We are sticking with what we have and not updating unless someone gives or donates specific funds for tech.

No library is safe from the reach of this crisis. While a privately funded school in the heartland struggles to update their technology, the San Diego Public Library was forced to divert $1.7 million from a library improvement fund in order to keep a number of their branches open.