Two years into the pandemic, only flat budgets, and price increases seem predictable.
Many in libraryland are asking themselves “are we there yet?” as the world adjusts to its third year of living with the coronavirus. But where is “there”? While dropping coronavirus case counts lead to relaxing of restrictions and signal that we could be nearing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, other events suggest we may be living with uncertainty for some time. Social and political unrest, persistent supply chain issues, the Great Resignation, and rates of inflation not seen since 1982 all threaten a recovering economy.[…]