Students Rally to Save Libraries
It was a rally, not a protest. That's the message some University of Florida students wanted heard as they voiced their opposition to a university proposal that would eliminate the Architecture and Fine Arts Library.
If the proposal were to go through, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library's books and material would be relocated to Library West. Students marched from the library to Tigert Hall, chanting as they went.
But they cheered, rather than jeered, when provost Joseph Glover came outside to receive their petition. Patrick Maharty led the movement to save the library and he says it "isn't a protest. It's a rally. It’s meant for us to work with the faculty and the administration. It’s a call for help saying we want to work with you rather than fight you.”
The Architecture and Fine Arts library isn't the only being considered for relocation: the Music library is also up for a move.
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