McMaster Libraries budget review report released 

A recently completed review of the McMaster Libraries Budget Review highlights the clear, deep strength of our library employees and highlights the strong service they offer to students, researchers, faculty and staff.

The reviewers, who included two external members and one internal, were invited by the provost to attend McMaster for a two-day site visit review process on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.

Over that time, the review team met with several campus stakeholders, including numerous employees from both the University Library and Health Sciences Library.

The report highlights areas of alignment between the University Library and Health Sciences Library, and focuses on five key areas: organization, budget, staffing, collections and capital needs.

“I often say that we are ‘One University’ with shared goals, and this document is a perfect example of this,” said Susan Tighe, McMaster’s provost and vice-president (Academic).

“Reflected within its pages are highlights of natural alignment between our University Library and Health Sciences Library, and the promise of how shared financial and staffing resources could complement and enhance how best to support teaching and learning, research and student success.”

A small planning team from the University Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty of Health Sciences will be struck to map out a high-level pathway forward for consideration by the provost and the dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences by Aug. 31, 2024.

Find the full report and more information on the Office of the Provost’s website.