October 23, 2021

New Zealand: “Three Specialist Libraries to Close at University Of Auckland, 45 Jobs To Go”

From The New Zealand Herald:

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.”

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See Also: Heated Rally Against Shut Uni Libraries: ‘It Means the Death of Fine Arts’ (via Radio New Zealand)

See Also: University Library Restructures Condemned (Protest Announcement)

Background

From April 28, 2018
University of Auckland Students to Rally Against Library Closures (April 28, 2018)

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.

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