Friday, October 9, 2009

Renovate this Library!

The library received two suggestions to renovate the library ASAP. Both stated, "More computers are needed! More resources and better facilities." The comment also mentioned that this is an "old and under-functioning (shameful) library." The good news is that next summer we will be breaking ground for an information commons, which will provide more computers, study areas, and soft seating in a building with lots of natural light.
In the meantime, we've upgraded the study rooms on the second floor. They are now collaborative work spaces, where you can plug in your computer to a large screen monitor so everyone can view and share work. Two of the rooms have computers with wireless keyboards that can be checked out for use by small groups. These rooms also have webcams and large screen monitors.
The budget does not allow for renovation of the current building, but the library staff is working hard to provide some updated technology and equipment to enhance your research experience.

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