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Library of Humboldt University : Grimm-centre re-opens on Sundays

The Grimm-Zentrum, the Central library of the Humboldt University, will be open from February, and again on Sunday. The Ludwig Kronthaler, HU Vice President for budget, announced on Tuesday in the Academic Senate. In order to increase the capacity of the library, should be performed by an external service provider to two days in the week, the Set of returned books into the shelves. The appropriate company is already the case for other libraries, said Kronthaler. In order for the HU to respond to the "precarious Situation for students," particularly in the upcoming exam period. On this process already in the Checkpoint, the daily mirror reported.

The Grimm-centre had introduced the Sunday closure only in the fall – a result of the conflict about the use of student assistants at the Berlin universities. The labour court had decided in mid-2018, these auxiliary forces are not more likely to work in service areas such as the library, your job should be to the usually higher collective agreement of the Länder (TdL) advertised. The HU was no longer able to nachbesetzen so, what led to the bottleneck in their libraries. The HU is now, this is in fact for the Tsp to reclassify, as Kronthaler said. The need but time, so at the Moment no new contracts could be also a reason why the HU access to the external service provider.

Also of the law library shall be re-laid on Sunday to be open

Kronthaler and Eva Inés Obergfell, Vice-President for teaching, in the AS session value on the observation that the HU wool do not employ temporary workers in the Grimm-Zentrum. The Refrat, the student representative body of the HU had tweeted, on Monday. In the case of temporary labour to the HU would be left to individual workers, said Kronthaler. This is not now the case. Rather, you buy the service as a total package, from the outside, how to do it in the case of the wax protection. The service company had a contractual obligation, the applicable collective bargaining agreement to be complied with. The measure is intended to apply for a test phase of three months. A representative of the staff Council has been criticized, however, with the Outsourcing of the work.

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in addition to the Grimm-centre could also the law library of the HU starting in February again on Sunday open. A security guard is to ensure the day the supervision. The Sunday opening is working but only if users return their books more often than in the past itself at the correct point, it is stated in a call on the website of the law faculty. Currently, the library had a "very poor return rate and a high adjustment rate". In a sample week, the library will evaluate now whether your appeal is beneficial - and at a better return rate control to re-open permanently longer.

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