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Another Library Closes…

Ok, this is just getting depressing. I need to find some happy news in the land of government information and libraries.

Another government library bites the dust: The F.E. Warren Air Force Base Closes Library. Air Force budget cuts have forced the Base to close its library facility.

Library resources, including the Internet, professional military education materials, self-help literature, and test study resources, will be available at “other locations” on base. The reallocation of resources formerly housed at the library will now be situated in “more relevant” facilities, including a new base-wide wireless Internet expansion (what does that mean?)

“We’ve taken what potentially looks like a negative to a hugely positive,” Hirschel said. “Everything about the library still exists, there just won’t be a physical building.”

What about the librarians? Where did they go?

Where are these “other locations” that the resources supposedly went to?

This all sounds eerily familiar to the EPA library closures, but on a smaller scale…

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