When students at the University of California, Berkeley learned that hours for a campus library would be cut after the surprise resignation of a library staffer, they decided to occupy that library as an act of protest.
image source: http://www.facebook.com/OccupyALibrary
Staging a "study-in" at the Anthropology Library in Kroeber Hall on January 19, the students demanded that the hours be restored and a full-time staff member be hired to replace the one who had unexpectedly resigned. Two days later, on January 21, the university announced that it would meet those demands. At the height of the action, 70 protestors occupied the library, reported the UC Berkeley News Center.
Flier advertising a 2010 study-in at the City College of San Francisco.
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This wasn't the first time that a study-in took place at UC-Berkeley's Anthropology Library. In 2009, students occupied it in reaction to the administration's decision to reduce its hours of operation - and the hours of operation at other campus libraries - in an attempt "to offset the library system's budget deficit," according to the Daily Californian article I've posted below.
In 2010, a similar student protest took place at the Rosenburg Library at the City College of San Francisco.
The Daily Californian * January 21, 2012
Administration Agrees to Restore Anthropology Library Hours
Protestors in Kroeber's anthropology library protest cuts made to library's operating hours.
photo: eugene w. lau/staff
By Amruta Trivedi