This week ANU school of Art and Music students protest moves by head of ANU libraries Vic Elliot’s plans to merge both schools libraries.
This is ANU making moves to cut costs associated with the up keep of these libraries, which leads to the assumption that the cost of these libraries outweighs the resources they provide to students. As a student at ANU Art school, I can say that this is not true.
Many of the students see having access to the library collection in its present state as a precious resource and an important part of their artistic practice.
This week the students and staff of the school of art and music have organised a meeting with Vic Elliot in hope to stop these plans from being put into action and later in the week to stage a peaceful protest in the school’s library.
Both schools stand to lose their collection, teaching rooms, computers and highly trained and specialised librarians. I encourage any one who has been part of these university communities to attend, any one who sees this as wrong, any one who sees it as harmful to future and present education at the ANU.
-WEDNESDAY : ANU school of Art lecture theatre with speaker Vic Elliot starting at 2pm
-THURSDAY : ANU School of Art Library , all SOM and SOA students , past and present to fill up library starting from 3:30pm