Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Assn. Volume 40 Number 2. Feb 7 1977
Library hours have been cut and certain other economies have been made concerning staffing.
This was one of the outcomes of the first University Council Meeting for the 77 year.
The revelations came from a report brought down by the library which was prepared over the course of a few months. The student representatives on the committee did not attend the meetings which brought down the report, one having resigned, although no election was held to replace her, and the other who simply did not bother to turn up.
Now students are faced with the prospect of no night library access on Fridays or during any holidays. No periodicals may now be borrowed and the Biology library will be integrated into the Main Library.
I hope students will take up this issue, because it is one that affects them greatly.
The writing on the wall is clear for student reps. If students take on the responsibility of sitting on committees then they must turn up and give the students case at every meeting.
The report of the Library Committee was overlooked by Professonial Board reps, and at Council, one rep, Steve Underwood sent his apologies, and the other, Peter Thrush, walked in late after the report was carried. These people should answer for their sloppy attitude at S.R.C.