Library Budget Information for 2013/14 and 2014/15
In 2013/14 the UNCG Libraries’ received a share of the UNCG budget cut. None of these cuts were assigned to collections. Instead, we made difficult cuts to equipment, travel, supplies, student wages, purchased services, and other similar expenses. We also eliminated 4 vacant, full-time positions. Nonetheless, because of the cumulative effects of several years of unfunded inflationary increases on the prices of journals and databases, and because of the likelihood of additional budget cuts next year, we are beginning the process of planning different scenarios for a 15, 20 or 25% cut to library collections for 2014/15.
The Libraries are currently engaged in a holistic, data-driven analysis of our collections and of their usage patterns. In Spring 2014, we plan to engage the faculty in a discussion of collections priorities, so that we can implement 2014/15 collections cuts with the least possible impact on the teaching, research, and community engagement missions of our university.
If you have questions or comments, please contact your library liaison or Beth Bernhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications.
Earlier budget cut information-
Library budget cuts for 2011/12