July 23, 2016

University of Saskatchewan Will Likely Close Four of Seven Campus Libraries

From The Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon, SK)

Four of seven University of Saskatchewan libraries will likely close as part of the TransformUS cost-cutting program.

New details about the budget-slashing measures are included in a group of “project brief ” documents on the university’s website.

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The plan for library services on campus includes closing libraries in the education, law, and engineering colleges and in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

The brief says the university will move some collections into remote storage and could expand study space in the remaining libraries.

In addition to expected job losses, the closures will save about $730,000 annually, according to the project brief. The University Library has an annual budget of about $24 million.

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See Also: TransformUS Action Plan (30 pages; PDF)
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