I think it’s important that my position be public

Just for the record, and I hate that I even have to say this, but should our libraries need to close for a few months, or go to minimal staffing, I am committed as a board member to maintaining pay, including for hourly workers, cleaning staff, etc., and have communicated that to staff.

(I speak only for myself here, and not for the rest of the board; we haven’t yet met to discuss this. But I think it’s important that my position be public.)

The money is already budgeted, and I’m sure we can find some helpful work for them to do from home, if this goes on for a while. At the very least, they can spend time watching tutorials on how to be better librarians and library staffers — there’s a ton out there. There’s always more to research at the library.

If any community members have issues with that, they can take it up with me.


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