Alan Mask Author Archive
In 2003, I accepted my first position as a cataloger at a liberal arts college. Ten years and several positions later, I am now the Technical Services Manager at La Crosse Public Library. During my lunch, I read John Le Carre's A Delicate Truth
Maintaining Library Services During Hard Economic Times
This past summer we were in the midst of the how-are-we-going-to-fund our library discussion. It’s an age-old library question: how do we maintain our services, or (dare I suggest) how can we increase our services with a flat or reduced budget? The fear was real: do we reduce services at (or close) a branch or do we make drastic cuts at the main location?