January 24, 2022

Report: “Outside Review Confirms Syracuse University Libraries are Underfunded, Out of Date”

From a Letter to the Editor in The Daily Orange (Student Paper at Syracuse U,):

In October 2012, an external review committee evaluated the Syracuse University Library system. Review committee members included four directors of academic research libraries and a leader in academic technologies and research.

The completed report contains 47 recommendations that touch on nearly every aspect of the library’s programs and support. The recommenders congratulated the library for its new South Campus Library Facility, SUrface and grants for the nationally recognized Belfer Audio Archive. However, they called on the university’s upper administration to prioritize improvement in two areas:

1. The Collection Budget
2. The Physical Facilities

Read the Complete Letter to the Editor  from the Syracuse University Senate Library Committee

Members of the External Review Committee

Jeffrey Horrell
Dean of Libraries and Librarian of the College Dartmouth College

Joan Lippincott
Associate Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information

Sara Lowman
Vice Provost and University Librarian Rice University

James G. Neal
Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Columbia University Libraries

William D. Walker
Dean and University Librarian University of Miami

Read the Complete Report

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.