June 16, 2021

Canada: Laurentian University Librarians and Archivists Worried About Budget Cuts

From the CBC:

Librarians and archivists at Laurentian University [located in Sudbury, Ontario] are concerned their budget is shrinking, after the school cut spending on staff and acquisitions by almost $200,000 in its most recent annual budget.

Laurentian’s board of governors recently approved the 2018-2019 budget, which sets spending on library staff and operations at $2,754,573, down from $2,804,295 the previous year.

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“Historically … the library and archives have been seen as the heart of the university,” [Dan] Scott [chair of the library and archives], said. “So it certainly sends a message to us that we’re no longer seen as one of the core elements of the operating institution.”

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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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