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.
“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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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.