December 7, 2019

New Zealand: University of Auckland Students to Rally Against Library Closures

UPDATED: Video Report from TVNZ

From The New Zealand Herald:

Almost 1000 students will rally against the closure of libraries at the University of Auckland next week.

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Consultation is still ongoing on a proposal to close branch libraries in the music, fine arts and architecture schools and at the Tamaki and Epsom campuses, relocating the books to the General Library or putting them into storage.

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“Students’ response to this proposal shows how angry and concerned we are,” said Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) education vice-president, Jessica Palairet.

“Libraries are at the heart of our university. They provide spaces for students to study, specialists to help with research and essay writing, and access to some of the best collections in the Southern Hemisphere.”

A University spokeswoman said the proposal was not doing away with any of these things, and that the resources from the other libraries would be moved to the General Library.

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See Also: 5. New Zealand: University of Auckland Plan Rally to Protest the Closing of Five Libraries

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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.

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