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support MHCC librarians

Last week, all three full time faculty librarians at Mt Hood Community College–Teresa Hazen, Julia Longbrake and Anna Johnson–were given layoff notices. Yep, you read that right: 100% of the full time professional library staff has been pink slipped. This news came as a shock to the library and the campus, where faculty, students, and staff continue to voice clear support for our faculty librarians and their critical roles on this campus.

Concerned members of the library community are encouraged to contact MHCC’s library director Jeff Ring at jeff.ring@mhcc.edu.

More information can be found on this website, which currently features a story about these layoff notices: http://www.be-informed.net/?p=539

3 Responses

  1. […] least in the American blogosphere.  Here in Oregon, Mount Hood Community College just pink-slipped all three of its full-time faculty librarians, in the midst of a budget crisis and possible faculty […]

  2. As an emeritus professor at the University of Arizona Library School, I am amazed and disappointed to hear that you have pink-slipped your three professional librarians. How can a collection of materials be made to serve students without professional guidance? In short, this is an outrage. For the sake of your students, please reconsider Donald C. Dickinson

  3. […] noted in a previous post, all three of the full time faculty librarians at MHCC have been given layoff notices. The […]

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