Faculty Senate Resolution on Funding Library Services
Whereas, the opening of the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus has increased the need for staffing to maintain services for two libraries, and
Whereas, since the Hunt Library opened there has been a 14% decrease in staffing from the number previously employed operating just the D.H. Hill Library, and
Whereas, the consequence of under-staffing has been reduced hours of access to both libraries for all students and faculty, and
Whereas, a major student complaint about the libraries is their early closings, and
Whereas, students ejection from a library at midnight exposes them to undue risk, therefore
Be it resolved, that restoration of library staffing to levels adequate to serve both D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries be a high priority for future resource allocations; in addition, the administration is encouraged to consider a student fee and/or increasing the library’s allocation from the Education and Technology fee.