New Zealand: “Three Specialist Libraries to Close at University Of Auckland, 45 Jobs To Go”
The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.
The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution.
The university said: “Among other decisions, the consolidation of the three creative arts and industry libraries – Elam Fine Arts, Music and Dance, and Architecture and Planning – into the General Library, was confirmed.”
Read the Complete Article
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.