Library makes cuts
In response to the states budget crisis, the Universitys
library system is cutting its operating hours by 20 percent, reducing
book and journal purchases further, and ending patrons unrestricted
printing from library computers, effective immediately.
library will have to make a 20 percent cut in operating hours,
University Librarian Karin Wittenborg said. A detailed schedule
of the new hours is posted at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/fallhours02.html.
Clemons will keep its regular schedule.
know that we are doing everything we can to keep the doors open
and that we aim to restore hours as soon as the budget
permits, Wittenborg said.
library also will be unable to re-hire as many as 80 students.
The total library staff is now down by 11 percent and puts the
library at a 1976 staffing level, even though there has been a
21 percent growth in enrollment since then, she said.
library will stop subsidizing printing from computer work stations,
which will save an estimated $200,000 in supplies and maintenance,
plus the equivalent of two full-time staff to service the printers
and help patrons.