This just kills me. I was reading the Movers and Shakers issue of Library Journal and came across Carlie Webber, an innovative YA Services Librarian recognized for her depth of knowledge about teen books and pop culture. As an avid reader of YA fiction, I was so interested in her that I popped over to check out her blog only to find out that, due to budget cuts, her position is being eliminated. Just as an article about her outstanding contribution to her field goes to press. Ouch.
I guess nobody is immune to the current economic crisis. But if the very best in our field are losing their jobs, what does this mean for the rest of us?