Jobs are being shelved at academic libraries

San Antonio Express – “In a sign of changing times at academic libraries, Trinity University is offering buyout packages to prompt seven employees to leave its Coates Library. With the digitization of books, journals, newspapers and other materials, there simply isn’t enough work shelving and cataloging to keep all 19 classified staff members busy, said Dennis Ahlburg, Trinity’s president. “The library is not just a place for books anymore, it is a place for information,” Ahlburg said. “In terms of running the university, we want to use students’ money and donors’ money responsibly … rather than have people sit around with nothing to do.”

2 Responses to “Jobs are being shelved at academic libraries”

  1. War Games
    September 7, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    I disagree with Valeri. I think that it is worth its weight now matter how much it costs. Being one up on the next guy always has a price tag, but truthfully, its invaluable. Well put, btw.

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