University of Alberta: “Winspear Business Library Closes Due to Reduced Provincial Funding”
University of Alberta Libraries is permanently closing the Winspear Business Library come May 1.
The closure was announced on April 22 by a blog post made by Dale Askey, vice-provost (library and museums) and chief librarian. The Winspear Business Library has business-specific holdings, databases, and resources. It also has a number of bookable group project rooms and study spaces.
“This will be a very challenging transition that will necessitate changes to our previous operations,” Askey said in the blog post. “Although the closure will mean that the library no longer occupies space in the business building, I want to reassure everyone in the Alberta School of Business that the services and resources we offered in the Winspear Business Library will remain available.”
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More From Dale Askey’s Blog Post
As is true of every unit on our campuses, the University of Alberta Library has been evaluating how to respond and adjust to the realities posed by the recent budget reductions. Our primary goal is to ensure the financial sustainability of the library system while still moving forward toward realizing the Library’s vision of connecting, engaging, and creating across our campuses.
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