needs to pursue with regard to library services in light of the numerous environment changes….” I am concerned about a charge that speaks to “greater systemwide or regional consolidation of library services and systems” and “use of library space.” Each of our campuses is different we offer different degrees and focus on differing disciplines we believe in service to our respective communities. I hope we do not lose that. UCLA is truly unique and interesting as each of us is. We need to be able to flourish in the context of our setting. Let us be cautious that we are not about to “burn the great library at Alexandria,” only to force future generations to rebuild it in a new era to preserve the record of humankind and the kaleidoscope of human knowledge. 1 See The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User’s Guide for Research Libraries (Washington, DC: ARL, 2010), 2 See Roger C. Schonfeld and Ross Housewright, Faculty Survey 2009: Key Strategic Insights for Libraries, Publishers, and Societies ([New York]: Ithaka S+R, 2010), r/research/faculty-surveys-2000-2009/Faculty%20Study%202009.pdf. 3 Peter Scott, “Libraries of the Future According to Daniel Greenstein,” Peter Scott’s Library Blog, September 28, 2009, 4 “UCLA Library Strategic Plan, 2006–09,” November 15, 2005 (currently under revision and update), 5 See “CLIR Awards & Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries 2011: About the Program,” 6 See “UCLA Library Department of Special Collections: Center for Primary Research and Training Research Opportunities,” © 2010 Gary E. Strong This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial- Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit To cite this article: Gary E. Strong. “Restructuring at UCLA Library.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 272 (October 2010): 16–22. RLI 272 22 Restructuring at UCLA Library ( C O N T I N U E D ) OCTOBER 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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