The First Year Experience area is being renovated to better serve our first year students. New offices and mentoring spaces have been created. New furniture will be staged outside of the offices.
Three Science offices and two single-user bathrooms have been demolished. Six new Science offices have been built along the south wall of our Science collection. New single-user bathrooms are being built south of the new offices. A new opening has been cut into the wall that separates the south building and the central building. The previous opening was filled in.
Complete demolition of Facilities and Receiving department has made way for a new Stacks management space, new Facilities offices, new mail and supply rooms, and a better layout for the consolidated Book Repair and Conservation lab.
The northwest corner of Religion/Family History has been enclosed by glass walls in order to convert it into a classroom. New classroom furniture has been added to this space.
The glass wall that enclosed the Music and Dance help desk area has been removed. The wall separating the Music collection and the Music and Dance computers and composition stations has been removed. These wall removals improve sight lines for the help desk and the Music and Dance collection and study area to the north. Access to natural light has been improved. Furniture has been rearranged from an east/west orientation to a north/south orientation thereby facilitating patron movement through the area.
Projects By Objective
- Bring library departments together in one physical location when possible (2)
- Create new study space for students and patrons (2)
- Enhance the flexibility of space where possible through design and furnishings (3)
- Improve employee workspace (3)
- Improve line of sight (3)
- Improve student study space (1)
- Organize space in a logical and consistent fashion (2)