Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Reduces Hours 26%

The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), an LJ 4-star library, reduced its public service hours 26 percent (from 1,324 to 980 hours) effective October 3, and it has plans to eliminate 35 to 40 jobs before the end of the year.
Michael Torres, the local chair of AFSCME Council 62, Local 3395, which has represented 320 out of 424 benefit-eligible staff since 2007, told LJ that morale at the library was low.

"The entire process lacks transparency," he said. "Staff have been in limbo since the announcement and still do not know who is going to be let go." Torres is a paraprofessional reference assistant and has worked at the library for 13 years.

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