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From Colleagues at the University of Toronto

From colleagues at the University of Toronto: "I am writing to you because I had the opportunity to read the email that you and your colleagues circulated about the shocking situation at the Fine Arts Library at your university. Myself and my colleagues, Elisa Sze and Kathleen Scheaffer, are academic librarians employed at the Inforum… Continue reading From Colleagues at the University of Toronto

Individual Statements

Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate between Art History Professor Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster

Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster October 9-10, 2017 Dear Doug, Greetings from Berlin, where I am working at the museum, attending conferences, networking, and feeling grateful for your support, which made it possible. I’ve been invited to give a keynote address at a medieval Islamic history conference in… Continue reading Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate between Art History Professor Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster

Joint Statements

Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty)

Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty) Scholars and artists at the University of Texas at Austin are deeply anguished that 75,000 books, periodicals, and music scores have been removed from the Fine Arts Library to make room for offices and classrooms.… Continue reading Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty)

Joint Statements, Uncategorized

Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force, released April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018 'In (an) effort to address the ongoing concerns about the future of the library, Dean Doug Dempster released a statement to the community, announcing his intention to form two Task Forces: one to explore and evaluate alternatives to having the Fine Arts collection concentrated on the 5th floor of the Doty Fine… Continue reading Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force, released April 3, 2018

Joint Statements

Recommendations for the Future of the Fine Arts Library from Dean Douglas Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe to UT Provost Maurie McInnis

On Wednesday April 5, 2018, the Dean of the College of Fine Arts Doug Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe published the following letter, which outlines their recommendations based on the Fine Arts Library Task Force report released on April 3. Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Haricombe's key recommendations are the… Continue reading Recommendations for the Future of the Fine Arts Library from Dean Douglas Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe to UT Provost Maurie McInnis