A librarian colleague brought this to my attention:
“Researchers needing to access OHS collections before then should make plans immediately…. Due to budget cuts, the Oregon Historical Society Research Library will be closing on February 28, 2009. After that date, collections will no longer be available to the public. At this point, photo and film reproduction orders will still be taken.
If you’d like to make your voice heard, you can send your questions or comments to George Vogt, Executive Director of OHS, at george.vogt[at]ohs.org or 503-306-5203. Check the website at for any future news about the status of the library….” (link to full announcement)
Update: “Rumors are flying that the OHS Library is planning to close permanently. The reality, that I have straight from the OHS Director, is that the Library will close temporarily, starting this Saturday, to allow staff to complete various projects, but by mid-March the Library will reopen with limited hours and collection access, with a staff of 2.5 FTE. I am planning to participate in a meeting with the OHS Director next week to discuss strategies that might help the OHS Library recover in the short or long term.” Oregon State Librarian.