February 17, 2018

Editorial: Right Message, Wrong Messenger

By John N. Berry III, Editor-in-Chief

Libraries under the gun again! In times like these, when the need for library service seems so urgent and so obvious, libraries are under pressure to cut budgets, hours, and services. Politicians, academic administrators, legislatures, and governors target library budgets when they are but a tiny piece of the cost of government. Even though the return from destructive library budget cuts is so small, budgeters regularly find them to be an easy place to wield the axe.

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