November 24, 2014

The Impact of Library Funding Cuts at North Carolina State University

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From The Technician (Student Newspaper at NCSU):

When Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Susan Nutter, chose to work at N.C. State instead of UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke, she did so because she saw a library system that had potential to “lead the state.”

However, after 14 years and more than $7 million in budget cuts to the University’s library system, Nutter said a lack of funding could have a devastating effect on that goal.

NCSU Libraries was forced to reduce its budget this year by almost 5 percent, or $1.3 million, due to state-appropriated cuts handed down by the state legislature.

As a result, the department eliminated 14 vacant positions, as well as 13 filled positions. There was also a $23,600 cut to NC LIVE, a service that provides online access to books, journals, magazines and newspapers.

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The article goes on to discuss the possibility of reducing library hours at the  D.H. Hill or the James B. Hunt library (or both) in 2015.

See Also: Editorial: Campus Forum: What Would You Cut From NCSU Libraries? (via The Technician)

See also: North Carolina State University: “NCSU Libraries Faces Budget Cuts, Difficult Choices” (November 1, 2013)

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