Category Archives: Library Trends

TIMELINE has been launched…send us information, reports, documents or events to add

A TIMELINE (see tab in top menu) documenting concerns and issues related to the two professions, archivism and librarianship at academic or related institutions has been launched. Send us missing documents, reports, events to chart how we arrived at this … Continue reading

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The cutbacks are shocking, but are they really surprising? Let’s create a ‘real’ timeline…

For those who have seen the demise of archival positions and academic librarianship at provincial, national and major post-secondary institutions over the last few years by those leading and seeking trendy new changes to bolster their own career paths, gain … Continue reading

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OLA creates a timeline of the unprecedented cuts to Libraries and Library and Archives Canada

See, http://www.accessola.org/ola_prod/OLAWEB/Issues_Advocacy/issues/Unprecedented_number_of_cuts_to_library_programs_in_Canada.aspx

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YUFA Librarian Chapter Posts an Open Letter to Honorable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

An excellent letter of concern about the closure of the NDAP has been posted on this web site: https://yufalib.wordpress.com/ and a pdf copy is available here.

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Speaking Up Works!

Pressure from outside groups concerning the cutbacks and closing of some services in the renown New York Public Library has resulted in the administration reconsidering their approach, see this article in the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577406601428081194.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Concerns being raised over research changes at the New York Public Library

See this article: http://www.thenation.com/article/164881/upheaval-new-york-public-library?page=full If you are concerned about this issue, there is a petition that has started today, see: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-new-york-public-library-we-want-the-nypl-to-hold-a-community-meeting-for-opposing-voices

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Updates: Harvard Libraries and Librarians

F.Y.I. see http://infodocket.com/2012/01/19/library-world-talking-about-harvard-librarians-and-harvard-library-transition/

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