The fiscal problems of main street have reached the Ivy League. At Brown University Libraries, the answer is early retirements and outsourcing to private contractors. Protesters of outsourcing have set up a Facebook Page here:
They have set up an on-line petition to allow others to voice their disapproval here:
Addendum: April 28, 2010
Brown University Libraries advertised a new job today. Will the savings realized from laying off long-term employees help fund it?
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