As Omicron surge slows reopening process, new online services such as portable Wi-Fi access are hot
By Randy Dotinga,
San Diego’s head librarian Misty Jones has a lot of numbers on her mind these days, and not just the Dewey Decimal System.
Residents just besieged branches to snap up 20,000 rapid covid tests, 174 of 600 library jobs are open and need filling, and patrons are eagerly checking out 2,000 portable Wi-Fi hotspots.
And then there are the statistics that reveal the size of the sprawling system that Jones oversees. Before the pandemic, the San Diego library system had the nation’s eighth-largest collection and ninth-largest number of visitors despite being one of the least-funded of the top 25 libraries in the U.S.
Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…