Possible merger between Auburn, Bierce libraries


Graphic by Ted Boyer

By Michelle DeShon, Writer


The Science and Technology Library, currently located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, may be moving into Bierce Library. Library faculty and staff are discussing the advantages and disadvantages of combining the libraries.

“A writing team from University Libraries is researching the question and will produce a position paper on the subject by the end of this semester,” said Jon Miller, chairman of the University Libraries Committee.

If the writing team urges the consolidation of the libraries, the position paper will be sent to the University Libraries Committee of the Faculty of the Senate (ULC) for evaluation.

Interim Dean of University Libraries Phyllis O’Connor is interested in hearing all opinions on the matter. Other University committees may be asked for their opinion about the proposal.

If there is a written proposal at the end of this semester, the Faculty Senate would vote on the plan in the spring semester.

If the proposal is finalized, the Science and Technology Library has 42,238 bound periodicals, 86,271 print books, furniture, computers, and staff that would have to make the move to Bierce Library.