In an effort to map and chronicle the full range of cuts, closings, and diminished library services nationally, Library Journal, in partnership with Mandy Knapp and Laura Solomon (responsible for SaveOhioLibraries.com), has launched LosingLibraries.org.
The dynamic website, which relies on reader contributions, has begun to track—via links to articles, announcements, and press releases—the myriad cuts and changes affecting public libraries around the country.
Color-coded tags indicate which kind of cuts have been implemented, including branch closures, staff layoffs, and reduced hours. The map also overlays the changing annual picture since the recession began in 2008.
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