60 jobs could go in Hampshire library cuts

<p>Up to 60 members of staff working for Hampshire&#39;s library service could lose their jobs as a result of cut-backs, the BBC reports.</p><p>The local council must make savings of &pound;1.3m, from a budget of &pound;18m. It has promised not to reduce opening hours or close any libraries, but the plans could include more self-service facilities at branches. A further review will also look into the mobile library service.</p><p>Affected staff, which include managers and workers in support roles, have been told of the plans.</p><p>Margaret Snaith-Tempia, member for culture and recreation, said: &quot;A lot of work has gone on to reduce costs as much as we can through vacancy management and not replacing colleagues who have left or retired. But it has become inevitable that we need to reduce staffing costs.&quot; </p>