August 28, 2009

Dean Kitzinger Confirms Library Hours

It's official - as we first posted yesterday, the library will be closing at midnight. This was first confirmed exclusively to Mads by the library staff and Dean Kitzinger, and now has further been confirmed by VSA insiders.

The new hours are also now listed on the library website.

Rachel Kitzinger
, the Dean of Planning and Academic Affairs who oversees the library, confirmed that both the circulation desk and most of the library will be closing at midnight Monday-Thursday.

The reduced hours may only be temporary. "We will try it out for a semester, with extended hours in certain crunch times, and then we will revisit the decision," Dean Kitzinger tells Mads.

Although representatives from the VSA at first said that the library would remain open past midnight, they now have acknowledged that they were previously misinformed and this will no longer be the case. Meanwhile, the VSA is working to set up a 24-hour study space outside of the library.

4 comments:

butterkaya said...
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Jen said...

This is another step backward for Vassar. I remember students asking to have the library open *later*...what upperclassmen finish (or start) their work before midnight? And during finals it should be 24 hrs.

If this is the college's attempt to cut costs, I think we should take a long, hard look at who's running our budget!

abyssfulthought said...

This is a completely unnecessary budget cut! I was told today, by a member of the faculty that if the phone system to each dorm rooms was completely removed from campus the college would save 500,000 DOLLARS a year. We are a SCHOOL, and for people who have crappy roommates or loud hallways, the library may be the only late night, reliably quiet option that we have. It is ridiculous.

CHARLnic said...

I NEVER HAVE TIME TO START MY HOMEWORK BEFORE 11 OR 12.

THIS "STUDY SPACE" NEEDS A MEDIA CLOISTERS.