Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First class in the Learning Commons!

Dr. Stanley had the opportunity to teach in one of the new Learning Studios this morning. As the focus on the class was the history of printmaking, it was more hands-on with ancient technology than oriented around the new, but it still provided a perfect venue.




Friday, August 22, 2014

Fall Hours!

We begin fall hours on Monday! We keep slightly shorter hours for the first week of classes, but the academic year is definitely here. Have a wonderful and safe weekend.


                                   REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS
                              AUGUST 25, 2014—January 1, 2015

Monday – Thursday                                                         8:00 a.m.  -  11:50 p.m.
Friday                                                                                8:00 a.m.  -    4:50 p.m.
Saturday                                                                            9:00 a.m.  -    4:50 p.m.
Sunday                                                                              1:00 p.m. -   11:50 p.m.

                                  EXCEPTION DATES FALL 2014
                  August 25 – August 28                                                     8:00a.m.  -  8:50p.m.                    
                  August 31 – September 1                                                 CLOSED

                  EXTENDED WEEKEND
October 12                                                                        CLOSED
                  October 13 – October 14                                                 8:00 a.m. –  4:50 p.m.

THANKSGIVING BREAK                         
November 25                                                                    8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
November 26                                                                    8:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
                  November 27 – November 30                                         CLOSED

FINALS
December 8 – 10                                                              8:00 a.m. – 12:50 a.m.
                  December 11                                                                    8:00 a.m. – 10:50 p.m.
                  December 12                                                                    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BREAK
December 14                                                                   CLOSED
December 15 – December 19                                         8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
                  December 20 – December 21                                         CLOSED                    
                  December 22 – December 23                                         8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
                  December 24 – January1                                                CLOSED

                   

Thursday, August 21, 2014

State of the Learning Commons

We're just a little crazy around here!

As student athletes, musicians, guides, and new students start trickling onto campus, Reeves Hall is unfortunately still in some disarray. The good news is that the staff of the various departments are still reachable by phone and/or email, and we are even more or less moved into the Learning Commons space!

The Solution Center is up and running on the upper level of Reeves, and the Career & Professional Development Center, the Writing Center, and the Center for Innovative Teaching are partially moved in.
The Solution Center is ready to go...

The Career & Professional Development Center looks pretty together, too!


The library staff (except for Dr. Stanley, who has already been moved upstairs-- pop into his new office and say hi!) will be moving next week, but at the moment are still located in The Reading Room. 


There are even comfortable chairs for you to sit in when you visit Dr. Stanley on the main level!


Almost all of the library materials are available; the books and print periodicals are in their permanent locations and are no trouble to access. DVDs are a little tougher, but we can make it happen if you ask! The children's room items are still in storage, but we hope to have them moved in shortly (we're just waiting on shelves).

Furniture is trickling in-- I'm watching a few pieces for the O'Hara room come in as I type! It's an exciting, if chaotic, time, and we're excited to share these new learning spaces with you!

The O'Hara room is becoming a more amenable place to study...


I think I speak for all of the library staff when I say that we can't wait for our furniture to arrive so we can move back upstairs to our permanent office location!


As a side note, we had originally planned to be closed this Saturday, as we have been throughout the summer, but will instead be open 9:00-1:00, along with the Solution Center. We'll be starting our fall operating schedule next week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Before and After

As we get closer to the finished product here are a few before and after shots.


Before
Main Area


After
Main Area


Before
Children's Room


After
Writing Center


Before
Circulation Area and Offices


After
Circulation Area and Offices


Before
Library Office


After
Library Office


Before
Main Study Area


After
Main Study Area With CIT


More photo updates

We're still waiting to learn our move-in date, but in the meantime, here are some update photos to tide you over. 


Study room (front), open commons area (right), the Writing Center (rear right)


Half-wall overlooking the coffee lounge with a study room by the windows


River of cables in the coffee lounge


More cables in the library staff office

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

So close we're almost packing!

The main level of the Learning Commons is progressing and we are getting excited! The hope is that we will be able to move into the new space at some point next week. Fingers crossed and prayers said!

Doesn't it look great?



 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's starting to look real!

Some of the library staff had the opportunity to check in on progress upstairs yesterday. We're excited to see that most of the new walls are up and that it's becoming easier to envision the Learning Commons.



These will be small podcasting and recording rooms. 



The area that used to be behind the stacks, where the individual study desks were located. There will be a large conference-style room located along this wall. 



Offices are going in.



Looking between rooms-in-progress to the open area in the center (where the worker is standing). The former children's room may be seen in the background; this is where the Writing Center will be located in the fall.



And, very exciting: the new front desk has arrived!