It's almost ready, the computers are being installed this week!
More chairs and tables were arranged today. And check out the new recycle bins!
Check it Out - new signs were put up today!
The two consultation spaces now have chairs and tables and new study carrels were also assembled last week.
The new area will have many styles of tables, chairs and lounge seating.
The Research & Information Desk is complete with pendant lighting! Circle patterns have also been added to the carpet design.
The back half of the 2nd floor is being filled with new furniture and is starting to take shape. Closer to the front, the Research & Information Desk has arrived! Workers installed the desk late in the week.
The Research & Information Desk area has been carpeted, the soffits have been surfaced, and now we await delivery of the desk. Both consultation areas are now in place.
Two new consultation areas have been built behind the Research & Information Desk area. These spaces will be used by librarians to host research consultations with students, for example. The windows in the library were cleaned this week in preparation for the opening of the new space, and tables were placed in the area under the skylight near the back of the floor.
When the new Knowledge Commons opens there will be several rolling white boards for students to use. This will make it easier for students to work in groups on projects for their classes. Another new feature added this week - hanging lights above the circulation desk!
Computer Desks were added to the "Resolve System" furniture this week, as well as lighting. The Reference Area is coming together nicely with the addition of carpet and painted columns. The columns are painted with a textured metallic bronze.
The partitions of the "Resolve System" furniture by Herman Miller are being installed. This furniture will provide seating and computer stations throughout the Knowledge Commons area. Some of the "Resolve" spaces will feature group computer workstations with large wall-mounted monitors and whiteboards to facilitate group work.
Major carpet work is being done. Almost half the area behind the wall has new carpet. Shelves are being reassembled and reference books are being placed back on the shelves!
This week another section of the library was closed, the area between the Circulation Desk and the wall. The columns are being worked on for power and a new short wall is going up towards the back stairs. More computers are available in the Cafe Area on the 2nd Floor, as well as, the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.
Major work is being done on the area where the new reference desk will be. This metal, cloud-like soffit is directly over the reference desk. More painting is also being done towards the back of the library. We now have a light green wall and a purple wall!
Walls and columns are being painted, and carpet work continues. Electrical and telecommunications workers are running wires above the ceiling for more power and internet connections.
Carpet was torn up from several areas of the floor. The glue that held the previous carpet down was bright green, casting a creepy hue over the room this week.
These cloud-like soffits were constructed above the columns that line the main path from the Reference Desk to the back of the building. More work was done to prepare for the new Research & Information Desk.
This week the electrical work in the walls and columns was finished, and drywall went up.
This is the area where the new Research & Information Desk will be. You can see the layers of carpet that have been pulled up to show the outline of the new circular desk. Wiring has been pulled for power to new desk.
The former Reference Desk has been demolished! Many long-time Reference Librarians were delighted to see it go. The desk was torn apart and discarded in a dumpster on the loading dock - we're lucky Davina grabbed a photo before it left the library altogether. The new Reference Desk will be custom built and installed hopefully at the beginning of July.
The wall partitioning off the back half of the 2nd floor was constructed. This area will be inaccessible to students for the rest of the semester. The Reference Collection is still housed in this area (protected by plastic sheeting). Reference librarians can don a hard hat and retrieve any books that you need from Reference.
Last updated August 30, 2011 12:40:45 PM