5 thoughts on “where does the money go, NYPL?

  1. oh my! for shame shame shame! a few of my friends, new grads, have landed jobs at NYPL recently. they have sacrificed a lot (after just sacrificing to attend grad school!) to live in NYC on low wages to pursue dreams of working at such a place of honor. when I think about how much it costs to live in NYC, and all these enthusiastic young librarians struggling to do what they love and provide good service. $800,000???? I can’t believe it…

  2. I went through an extremely frustrating interview process w/ NYPL for an entry level librarian position. Not only did the extremely rude HR woman have no patience when I expressed my concerns of being placed in a branch near Harlem, but their starting salary of $35K was laughable. Deduct the mandatory union dues, retirement fund, city, state & federal taxes, and you are left w/ a lifestyle of a college student…after having forked over how many thousands to obtain that MLIS?!

  3. And, hence, why NYPL has absolutely atrocious turnover and unhappy staff members that go out for drinks every pay day.

    When I was working at NYPL, had I been single, I would have been able to qualify for low-income housing in the city. It’s sad to see that hasn’t changed.

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