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North Hennepin Community College Faculty Member

"A library is a treasure trove of knowledge, organized so that relevant material is within reach of any given research topic. Digital searches can never replicate that. One cannot search for what does not know one is looking for. Faculty and students are ever more pressed for time. Moving the library off campus will deter… Continue reading North Hennepin Community College Faculty Member

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Letter from UT Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History

Dear Members of the FAL Task Force That we need a task force to settle the issue of the Fine Arts Library is in and of itself extraordinary. Reorganizing and repurposing FAL without consulting those most affected is mind-boggling. The university is not a corporation, nor are deans, presidents, and provosts CEOs. Faculty members are… Continue reading Letter from UT Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History

Individual Statements

Statement by UT Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History

"The debate over the Fine Arts Library ought to be one of accountability: how is it possible that a special collection library of national distinction that took decades to build has been destroyed without consultation? This is the crux of the matter, not whether books circulated or not. We have a number of special collections… Continue reading Statement by UT Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History