Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Light at the End of the Tunnel


After nearly a year of being out of our location in the Learning Resource Center for the renovation work that has been going on, we are finally preparing to move back into our home.

The move-back will begin next Monday, October 25th, with my office and Technical Services moving over from the West Building. After that, Tim Schreiber and the Reference shelves and materials (and probably periodicals) will move over from NE 116. Next will be Circulation (Brett Roberts, Judi, Konesko, and our part-time staff) and the catalog workstations, and last but certainly not least will be the book stacks. It is hoped at this time that we will be back in place (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) by the first (week) of November. The relocation of the stacks and other materials may drag out for as long as 2 weeks, as that is a rather difficult and complicated task. But we are going to do our best to be ready to be completely operational as soon as possible.

I am sure that there will be interruptions to the process, and I apologize in advance for this. Moving a library is not like rearranging your living room, and there are a lot of things that have to line up properly to make this happen. Please be assured that we will try to be as ready as we can be as soon as we can be.

3 notes:

1. The elevator work is taking longer than we anticipated, and it is possible that it may not be in service when we open up. It will take as long as it takes, and we apologize for any inconvenience;

2. Audio-Visual Services will be moving in November, after the Library proper is moved. Becky Strohl will be located on the bottom floor of the building, working in the same general area as the Center (left as you go downstairs in in the LRC, past the women's room into the area which was formerly occupied by the IEL program;

3. We will have a space on the main floor adjacent to the Circulation Desk where the staff copier, fax machine, Scantron, and laminator will be located. As soon as I know the exact room number, I will let you know.

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