Rasmuson Library: Read my lips, no new books

By Molly Dischner
Sun Star Reporter

A library that doesn’t buy books might sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but that’s the situation at the Rasmuson Library this spring.

Karen Jensen sent an e-mail to the departments in the College of Liberal Arts on Jan. 20 saying that the library would not be able to buy books, videos or CDS until Fiscal Year 2011, which starts in July. The purchasing moratorium also extends to new journal and database subscriptions. Jensen, who is the library’s collection development officer, said departments can still submit requests for books to be purchased, which will be held until ordering begins. In her e-mail, Jensen said that ordering will hopefully begin again in the new fiscal year.

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