The book shifting on the 2nd floor continues. We completed the shifting of the art books (N’s) and we are moving into the music books (M’s). If you are searching for books in music, be prepared for the fact that they may be in a different location on the 2nd floor. The awkward size and shapes (not to mention the weight!) of the art books slowed us down a bit, but things should speed up in April.
Also, the University Digital & Archival Services department moved into newly constructed offices on the 2nd floor. Stay tuned for more updates about our building changes.
Just before Spring Break, the library staff began a major book shifting project that will bring a major change to the library’s layout. If you’ve been on the second floor, you’ve probably noticed. The plan is to shift our journal collection (except for the Current Periodicals on the Main Floor) into the Basement. The regular book collection (or as we like to call them the monographs) will be moved to the 2nd and 3rd floor. The Lower Level will still contain our Government Documents collection, but a large space will be made available for additional study areas.
The first step is the backshifting that is occurring on the 2nd floor. Books on that floor are being moved back, so that the shelves at the front will be opened up. Once that is complete, we will start moving the books from the basement up to the 2nd floor. We will provide signs to indicate where books will be located because things will be a bit out-of-order until the process is complete. Check back here every Monday for an update on the process.
Currently, we are backshifting the 2nd floor collection. Backshifting is currently in taking place in the N’s (art).
The Library Events area has changed! To deal with noise issues on the first floor, the decision was made to enclose the events area in glass walls. The new look was completed a few weeks ago (with a few tweaks here and there), so if you have not seen the new area, come and take a look. To attend an event, check our calendar for dates and times. We look forward to seeing you. -A Kaiser
This week the library staff begins a long process of implementing the recommendations of our Building Committee. We are going to be making major changes to our collection and floor layout between now and next summer. The First Floor is getting the initial makeover as the Writing Center and Browsing Books will be relocated. But first, we have to move some microfilm.
This microfilm archive of newspapers and journals stored in the Reference Section is heading down to the Basement. Eventually, all microfilm, microfiche, and micro cards will be housed in the Basement.