Library workers across Alaska are concerned Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s cuts to the state university system will threaten a library service that allows patrons to request titles from libraries across the state. The governor’s line-item budget vetoes wouldn’t automatically doom the Alaska Library Catalog. (A veto override failed on July 10.) But Juneau Public Libraries Director Robert Barr—who pulls double-duty as president for the Alaska Library Association—said that because the statewide catalog is largely dependent on the University of Alaska system, its days could be numbered.
KTOO-FM, Juneau, Alaska, July 9