Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

(21 June 2018) The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.

The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution.

The university said: “Among other decisions, the consolidation of the three creative arts and industry libraries – Elam Fine Arts, Music and Dance, and Architecture and Planning – into the General Library, was confirmed.”

A new service delivery model would be adopted.

The New Zealand Herald has all the news.