11 people to get layoff notices from county library system this week

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.

“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.”

--Bob Cuddy