Eleven people will receive layoff notices this week from the city-county library, according to Library Director Brian Reynolds, as the system seeks to adjust to the withering economy.
Reynolds said the 11 people account for seven full-time positions.
The cutbacks come at a time when there is greater demand on the library.
Not only is demand up in existing libraries on a day-to-day basis, “but we are anticipating larger/newer library buildings in Cambria, Atascadero, Cayucos, and perhaps even Templeton,” Reynolds wrote in an e-mail to The Tribune.
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“Increased demand likely doesn't imply increased revenues,” he added. “So, we are looking at doing more with less, at being innovative for the long haul.”