AUM Library Committee Agenda. April 16, 2009

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  1. Budget Information
  2. Database Cuts
  3. Serial Cuts
  4. Reduction in Hours (for Fall)
  • Because of serials inflation, the library is projecting a $52,000 shortfall in its allocations to cover serials and database subscriptions.

    To address this shortfall, the Library proposes a 25% reduction in the book allocations for the schools, the departments, and the library.  These funds will be transferred to the serials budget in order to retain access to as much of the full-text literature as possible.

  • While no information is yet available on the 2009-10 budget, it appears likely that the library will have to a) reduce the part-time evening staff – which will require a reduction in hours.  We are considering reducing the evening hours to 9:00 p.m. in order reduce staffing expenditures.  A determination will be made when the budget numbers become available, and every effort will be made to keep our evening hours until 10:00 p.m.

  • At any budget reduction higher than 9%, the library will not be able to fund book purchases.
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