June 28, 2016

Back to the Stacks

And so it continues! 

The library staff has been hard at work this past week unpacking boxes and re-shelving the books within. Though it's slow-going and at times challenging, we are happy to have finished shelving our entire Reference and Oversize book collections! When it comes to the circulating non-fiction, we are in the 300s, carefully sorting books in their correct order on carts before putting them on the shelves.

Empty boxes are available for purchase in BH 186! Please speak with Dottie Los if you are interested.

June 13, 2016

Filling Shelves

Thus begins the library collection's move into the Heaton Family Learning Commons! Box by box, cart by cart, shelf by shelf: We are moving our books out of storage and back into the library space! It is sure to be a long and challenging journey, but each box of books brings us one step closer to being a fully functional library again!

Dan Kiefer Photo Update 6/13

As of today, the library staff will begin working to assemble shelves and return our book collection to the new library space. As you can see from the photos below, there is quite a bit of work to be done in that regard! With regards to the renovation, however, things are really winding down. With the outside walks now paved, the Heaton Learning Commons is looking quite welcoming indeed. 

June 6, 2016

Dan Kiefer Photo Update 6/6

June began with yet another week of steady renovation progress. It is truly only a matter of time now (and not much of it!) before the library staff will begin the long and arduous task of moving our book collection out of storage and into the new space. Daunting though that may be, it's an encouraging thought: Soon enough, the Heaton Learning Commons will be furnished, wired, and ready for students. The finish line is finally in sight!

May 31, 2016

Dan Kiefer Photo Update 5/31

Steady work has continued through the week on the Heaton Family Learning Commons. For the time being, the library staff remains in BH 186.

May 23, 2016

Dan Kiefer Photo Update 5/23

This entry contains two weeks of updates from Project Manager Dan Kiefer, as I myself was out of the 'library' for the past week. 

It seems a lot has been accomplished in my absence! The outside of the building is looking absolutely stunning, much closer to a finished project that will welcome students to its doors. Inside, finishes, fixtures, and shelves begin to fill the space, making the interior of the Heaton Learning Commons look more and more like a true library-to-be.

For the time being, the library staff can still be found in BH 186, where we prepare for the enormous amount of work to come in the next few months. 

May 12, 2016

Dan Kiefer Photo Update 5/12

Future offices are taking shape in the new Heaton Family Learning Commons as the library staff sets up temporarily in BH 186. We now have our own computers and phones hooked up here in the Business & Health building, so anyone needing to get in contact with the library staff can now do so through the traditional means. 

In the meantime, we hope that everyone is enjoying the stunning changes occurring to the outside of the Heaton Family Learning Commons. It's beginning to look more and more like a finished product!