Is it a good day to bury bad news? Hm, don't know about that, but we hear that Barnet's library staff are to be cut from 24.5 to 6 in a planned restructure. All books will be issued by machine; the 6 remaining 'frontline' staff will no longer deal with borrowers.
Management numbers will remain the same.
I'm trying to find out some more details, such as, how volunteers will be used in place of qualified staff.
Read more about this shocking cut in this report from Barnet Unison.