This just in (yesterday). According to a press release, the National Gallery of Canada is eliminating 29 positions due to a $2.5 million shortfall in its operating budget (translation: budget cuts). Among the staff to be let go are six librarians. Of course. Who needs librarians anymore, right? But fear not – seven new positions will be created to support the gallery’s “revenue generation and visitor engagement objectives.” It’s good to know your priorities.
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