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Statement From the Dean

Annex Moved Halted

December 1, 2004

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -In light of recent concerns about the Library Annex, I have decided to halt all relocation of Library materials until an open forum can be held to discuss issues that have been brought up and possible alternative options. Although we thought we had talked with appropriate campus leaders prior to moving items from the open stacks collection, it is evident that more discussion and consultation needs to take place regarding the Library Annex.

As Dean of Libraries, I welcome all questions and comments on Library policies and services. It is my goal to constantly pursue ways to best serve the OSU Community, which includes faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the larger public. Once an appropriate date and time is announced, I hope that all concerned parties will attend.

I look forward to the opportunity to work together to form a strategy to deal with a growing collection and limited space that will serve each of the Library’s constituencies.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall04/annexhalt.htm
Last Updated: 21 May 2008

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