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iSchool Inks Cybersecurity Education Agreement with UVA

“The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) have signed an agreement to offer transfer credit for graduates of  UVA’s Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program into the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program. The agreement, signed earlier this week in Virginia, “will leverage the faculty resources of two highly respected education institutions to prepare professionals to address today’s complex cybersecurity issues,” explained Susan Corieri, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Special Academic Program Initiatives at the iSchool.” (via Syracuse University)

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Library employees protest changed title

“Incoming library staff will no longer be designated as faculty, University Librarian Karin Wittenborg told library employees in an email March 1. Instead, all future positions within the University library system, including vacancies created by retirements and departures as well as newly created positions, will be posted as University staff. The decision was met with strong pushback from many in the library community. Forty-three members of the Library Faculty Assembly sent a letter to Wittenborg in February voicing their opposition to the proposed change. The faculty expressed concern about their future roles within the University community under this new system.”

via The Cavalier Daily

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Fairfax libraries set to lay off 107 employees

Washington Post – “The Fairfax County Public Library is set to lay off 107 full- and part-time employees to help close a $4 million budget gap next year, officials told library staffers Wednesday. The affected departments within the library system would include library administration and operations and technical operations. Under the proposal approved by the library’s governing board at its meeting Tuesday night, library hours would also be scaled back on Fridays.”

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