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  1. Apr 2016
    1. immediate hiring freeze
    2. likely eliminate all travel funding for staff,
    3. the alternative is layoffs, which detract equally, if not more, from the image and mission of the university.
    4. Additionally, how will the budget cut impact MLS programs in general

      transitions to effects on library programs generally.

    5. This is a big blow to the campus communities in Wisconsin, and it will have a dire, long-term effect for the faculty, staff, and especially the students.

      a transition from asserting that the cuts are disastrous to describing what those disastrous consequences are.

    6. In short, it’s a disaster.

      First paragraph describes the dire conditions in U of Wisconsin system because of budget cuts.

    7. quality of instruction
    8. Scylla and Charybdis.

      Sums up the paragraph above.

    9. a hard time conceptualizing
  2. Feb 2016
    1. amount they pay
    2. opportunities for paid student employment
    3. hope with all my heart that this is not a trend
    4. do not have any answers
    5. how can a major research institution expect to maintain its mission as such without a current, up-to-date, and extensive library collection, and librarians
    6. cannot participate in professional development activities unless they pay for it out-of-pocket.
    7. a lasting impact on current and future students, including out-of-state, or even international students
    8. I was informed last week

      This paragraph brings the negative consequences to the personal level--the effects on the author, a student.

    9. On another note, I am wondering how these budget issues will affect the future of academic research libraries,

      paragraph explores the future effects on author's discipline, academic research libraries.