Friday, June 18, 2010

The Beautiful Game

World Cup Fever has come to the Alexandria Campus.

Stop by any one of several TV monitors in the corridors showing the matches.

Or come by the Library to read what Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and the daily national and weekly world newspapers (such as the Sunday Times or El Pais) have to say.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Library Opens for Business

New Carpet. New Chairs. No Asbestos.

Summer hours:

Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 9.00pm

Fri 8.30am - 5.00 pm
Sat & Sun closed

And We're Back

The Library re-opened today -- most library services resume as normal.

New carpet, new chairs!

Friday, June 04, 2010

We Didn't Learn This in Graduate School!

Usually when librarians talk about "weeding" and "pruning" they are referring to withdrawing or removing books, periodicals or other materials from the collection.

But Sylvia Rortvedt (Associate Director) and Matt Todd (Collection Development Librarian) did some actual foliage pruning today during some serious indoor gardening. Above: Matt pruning the Norfolk Pine in the main reading area.

(It finally happened! The re-carpeting project drove Matt and Sylvia up a tree)

More New Stuff!

In preparation for re-opening the Library to students, faculty and staff, the Group Study Rooms had a make-over:

(above and below: each Group Study Room has a new table and new chairs. The rooms also have dry-erase white boards)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Moving In: Moving Pains

Not everything went smoothly.

(above: moving the Circulating collection back to the shelves. Many of the books had been stored on these large rolling book trucks for the duration)

(above: the Circulating collection back on the shelves. So do the books go on the shelves from left to right or from right to left? If in doubt, do it both ways!!)

(above: not everything got put back in quite the right place...)

(above: and not everything got put back in quite the right order)

Library staff are working hard to get the Library re-opened by Monday June 7th.

Moving Back In

Slowly but surely, things return to normal.

(above: the Reference Collection back on the shelves -- and in correct order!!)

(above: the Circulation Desk, back in place. Note the empty reserve shelves and the new tile floor)

(above: the "living room" furniture, back in the living room, but not yet in place)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Carpeting is done!

...and the Big Move begins. Carpeting and asbestos abatement are finally completed, and Library staff began moving furniture, offices, computers and books back in place.
(above: Norfolk pines back in place!)
(above: the books ready to go back on the shelves)

(above: books in crates and on carts, getting ready to go back on the shelves)

(above: the librarians moving back into their office)