The University of Florida plans to close the Architecture and Fine Arts and the Music libraries, sending all of the books to the very busy and Starbucks-supplied Main Library and causing the loss of 15,000 sq. ft. of collaboration and study space. All while the football coach Will Muschamp gets roughly $2.75 million a year and the University increasingly concentrates on the Science, Tech, and Medicine to the detriment to all other fields.
An architecture student on our campus has already set up an online petition at – http://tinyurl.com/saveUFlibraries
And the local newspaper story — http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110831/ARTICLES/110839864?p=all&tc=pgall
And here’s the “wikiLeaks” data surrounding it all — http://afalibrarywatch.blogspot.com/