Guest Blogger

So You’ve Been Furloughed

I got the news midway through a meeting by a pop-up email notification in the corner of my screen, I was being furloughed. In a way I knew it was coming, like many libraries across the country mine is facing a budget crisis with an urgent need to cut costs substantially that simply reducing the ordering budgets won’t fix. That said, it still hurt to get the official word, and it’s scary to have to make real plans about what life may look like until the furlough ends.