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Hours To Be Restored At Most U.Va. Libraries

October 9, 2002-- Funding has been found to restore many of the hours cut from U.Va. library schedules because of the state’s financial crisis, University Librarian Karin Wittenborg announced today.

The hours will be restored for the remainder of the academic year through a grant from a $6-million fund assembled from private resources, primarily from the endowment.
New schedules will be in place as quickly as students and supervisory staff can be hired, beginning this weekend, Wittenborg said.

Hours will be added at Alderman and Clemons Libraries as early as this Saturday, she said, followed by the science and engineering, fine arts, education and music libraries. The satellite science libraries – astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and physics – will remain at their current schedules.

“We’re grateful to be able to offer students greater access to the libraries’ collections and services than would have been possible otherwise,” Wittenborg said.

“This great news means that 40 vacant student jobs can now be filled,” explained Diane Walker, associate University librarian and head of user services. “Students are encouraged to contact our human resources department at 982-2101 to apply for jobs and learn what work schedules may be available.”

New schedules will be announced as they are staffed. Students can get the most current information on the library’s web site, www.lib.virginia.edu.

Contacts: Charlotte Morford Scott, (434) 924-4254; Louise Dudley, (434) 924-1400

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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