Home Must Reads Oregon State Library gets overhaul

Oregon State Library gets overhaul

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 04, 2013

The Oregon Legislature approved the Oregon State Library's budget for just one year, pending a new plan on how to become more efficient.

That report came out last week, released by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Rep. Nancy Nathanson, and it calls for staffing changes, consolidated services and the end to some programs.

The report addresses “increasing overlap between the missions and responsibilities of the Oregon State Library, the State Archives, the Oregon Historical Society, and the State of Oregon Law Library.” It includes a variety of recommendations, including creating a combined catalog system for all four entities, ending state employee cultural programs and moving federal documents to the archives.

However, perhaps most significantly, the report recommends people’s jobs change, and in some cases, potentially disappear.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

 

More Articles

The short list: 5 hot coffee shops for entrepreneurs

Contributed Blogs
Friday, November 14, 2014

CupojoeBY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Oregon entrepreneurs reveal their favorite caffeine hangouts.


Read more...

A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.


Read more...

Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Contributed Blogs
Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


Read more...

What I'm Reading

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peter Lizotte at ACME Business Solutions and Roger Busse at Pacific Continental Bank share their favorite reads.


Read more...

Semiconductor purgatory

News
Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


Read more...

The Bookseller

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Everyone knows college is expensive, but a look at the numbers brings that into sharp — and painful — focus.


Read more...

The clean fuels opportunity

News
Monday, November 10, 2014
111014-dirtyfuel-thumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS