Sunday, April 24, 2011

Civil disobedience at DU's library?

I wrote last week about the radical restructure of the University of Denver's Penrose Library, which will remove roughly 80 percent of the books in order to create study spaces and public venues for students. I am now hearing of some symbolic pushback efforts by faculty, although I have no idea how widespread such resistance will be. One faculty member is urging colleagues to withdraw as many books as possible and just keep them in their offices. (We only have to renew books once a year, and I have no idea if we have a limit on how many books we can check out.) I've heard another idea to conduct "read-ins" on the lawn in front of the library during the construction.

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