2nd floor shifting update

Work was completed this week on the backshifting of the music books (M’s). We are moving into the L’s (Education) and we project that we will finish the backshifting of the 2nd floor by the end of next week. Once the backshifting is completed the K’s and L’s will be in the middle range of shelves and the south range will be empty.

Then the real work begins.

In late April and May, we will begin moving the books from the basement up to the second floor. The start of our monograph collection (regular books) will begin on the 2nd floor, just across from the 229 classroom. Bound journals will be left in the basement and backshifted to free up shelves that will be moved to the north end of the basement. Once we get some of those shelves to their new home, we will begin moving bound journals from the end of our collection (the Z’s) from the 3rd floor to the basement.

Ultimately, we will have all of the bound journals in the basement, the monographs on the second and third floor, and government documents and a large study space on the lower level.

-A Kaiser

Art Books are Heavy!

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.

-A Kaiser

Library Moves

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).

-A Kaiser