Libraries and the Economic Crisis

Higher education in the United States is struggling financially.  Library budgets are being squeezed, forcing cancellations of databases, journal subscriptions, book purchases, etc.  GIL Express, the University System of Georgia’s expedited delivery of books among USG Libraries, is operating under emergency funds through the end of the fall semester, and there are no promises after that.  As Bloomberg reports, The University of Georgia Libraries are “canceling at least 660 journals to save $1.66 million annually.”
The Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University is also having to make deep cuts in our information supply.  You’ll be hearing from us soon about a full subscription review.  All of our ongoing subscriptions to databases, journals, and other continuing resources will have to be critically considered, and we will rely upon our faculty experts across campus to make recommendations for canceling the least essential resources.  We strive to deliver the necessary information and services, even in the current economic crisis; in this way we hope to continue to achieve our mission.  Thank you for your understanding and your support.  Please see below for one way you can help.
For $125 Henderson Library is offering unframed prints of this Frank Fortune photograph of the renovated library building. Each print is reproduced on watercolor paper and autographed by Mr. Fortune. Contact the Dean of the Library’s Office, 478-5115.  Details on additional giving opportunities in support of Henderson Library are available here.

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