American Dental Association Library May Be Set to Close
Traska, Maria R., American Libraries
Specialized health care libraries have been taking it on the chin. The American Hospital Association library budget has been repeatedly cut over the past few years. The American Medical Association's library quietly closed in March when the head librarian retired. In July, the American Dental Association's (ADA) library budget was slashed, and eight of 13 library staffers expect to lose their jobs January 1 if the board doesn't reverse course at its December 9-12, 2012, board meeting. [Editor's note: The ADA board meeting concerning the budget was held after the deadline for this issue. To learn the results of that meeting, please visit americanlibrariesmagazine.org.]
Although there was criticism about the ADA library cuts when they were announced in July, a resolution to maintain the library budget and services at current levels failed in October. Chicago-area dentist and ADA member Spencer Bloom wrote in DrBicuspid.com, a dental website, that the defeat was due to members not …
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Publication information: Article title: American Dental Association Library May Be Set to Close. Contributors: Traska, Maria R. - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 44. Issue: 1-2 Publication date: January-February 2013. Page number: 18+. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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