Report: Almost Half of UNC Libraries Staff Signed Statement Against Silent Sam Being Placed in Any Branch
From The Daily Tar Heel:
Since the University Libraries’ staff released a statement on Oct. 5 opposing the relocation of Silent Sam to any campus library, nearly half of the libraries’ employees have signed it.
Library employees formed a small network after realizing there was a consensus among those that felt opposed to the monument’s placement in a library, said humanities research and digital instruction librarian Sarah Morris.
Currently, 279 people work across Davis, Wilson, the Undergraduate, and Health Sciences libraries, as well as the five branches of Sloane Art, Music, Information and Library Science, Kenan Science and Stone Center libraries, said Judith Panitch, director of library communications in an email.
At least 123 staffers had signed the petition as private citizens, not as University representatives, as of Sunday evening.
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