At the Ref Desk (5/12/20): We have entered the Age of Lookups. [more...]

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 10/21/09 (4:18pm)

You know it's bad news when the FAQs start with:

"The budget for the state of Illinois is in a shambles."

I came upon it fresh from an article on Library Journal with the ominous title:

LJ's 2009 Placements & Salaries Survey Shows Tough Library Job Market

Anyway, back to the Illinois site. The FAQ continues:

Regional library systems received a 16.5% cut resulting in layoffs and cessation of some library support services.

saveillibs_badge.jpg They've got a badge (which you can download here) as well as a Facebook Page.

If you're in Illinois, you can use their 'Take Action' page to contact your state legislator.