Budget Report 2009: Adjustment Time

Source: Norman Oder, Library Journal, 1/15/2009

Libraries are either tightening budgets or preparing to do so.

The country may be awash in bad budget news, but it hadn’t completely hit home for libraries in late October. Those that answered LJ’s budget survey then projected a modest increase in budgets for 2009, just 2%, with less than a 1% increase in funds for materials, a predictable area for cuts.

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