Commentary, Links, Uncategorized

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

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

Individual Statements, Uncategorized

Letter from Art History Graduate Student Douglas Cushing

Douglas Cushing douglas.c.cushing@gmail.com March 19, 2018 Fine Arts Library Task Force University of Texas at Austin Dear Fine Arts Library Task Force, In June 1896, the first permanent president of the University of Texas, George Tayloe Winston, gave a commencement address in which he insisted that public education and robust universities are essential for generating… Continue reading Letter from Art History Graduate Student Douglas Cushing