Date: April 8, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The NMSU Library will host several forums for the university community during the week of April 12. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the Library’s materials budget reductions.
The Library needs to cut its materials budget by 27% or $575,000, due to a consistently flat budget, a reduction from 5% to 2.5% of research overhead monies and a decrease in General Obligation Bonds to purchase library materials. Most of the cuts will be taken in the Library’s journal subscriptions, the costs of which increase an average of 8% annually.
Forums will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104, and on Thursday, April 15, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, Room 241. On Friday, April 16, forums will be held from 11-12 p.m. in Jett Hall, Room 205, and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Jacobs Hall, Room 129.
The forums will be conducted by the Library’s Collection Development Coordinator Susan Beck. For more information, please contact Beck at (575) 646-6171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.