Q. Why is this happening? What was the process for arriving at this decision?
The decision to merge the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library and the Public Health Library is based on a review of interdisciplinary ties, trends in scholarly resources and new directions in library services.
Process: To reach this reconfiguration decision, there was collaboration of campus leadership, the University Librarian, the Dean's from the School of Public Health, College of Natural Resources, and the Division of Biological Sciences. The Library issued a "Call for Public Comment": and received feedback from departments and key campus stakeholders. See NEWS BLOG post.
Q: What is happening to the collection? When will all the books be available in the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library?
Q. When will the Public Health librarians be available? How do I speak to them if I need research assistance?
For research assistance:
Q: I would like to donate books to the public health collection, who can I talk to?
Q: How do I place material on reserve for the Fall Semester? Nga has always helped me with this, what happened to Nga?
Q. What is happening to the Library Staff? All Public Health Library Staff will move to new positions on July 1.
Q: What is happening with the naming? How will Sheldon Margen continue to be honored?
The name of the library is “Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library”, BIOS or Bioscience Library. The University Librarian and the Dean of the School of Public Health are working with the Margen family and Campus Administration to determine how to honor Sheldon Margen.