Anonymous Patron writes "More bad news out of the Jacksonville, FL public library system. To save money on professional librarians, Mayor Peyton wants to hire "smart college graduates" to work as librarians, and part-time librarians, to save on staff expenditures and benefits:
"The second part of the study looked at the mix of employees. The study suggests the city could save money by hiring fewer librarians with graduate degrees, which would mean lower salaries and benefits costs. That could mean hiring more "smart college graduates" and part-time employees, which is something Nashville library officials do, to keep up the service for library users.
The study also questions Jacksonville's need for 111 employees who don't provide a direct service to customers. It said the number seems high when compared to Nashville."
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