The second week of the spring semester 2020 is almost through! Over winter break, a lot of work was done around Cooper Library to prepare for the spring semester. In many cases, the space adjustments made are temporary as we determine what we will do with the spaces long term, below is a list of some of these changes.
- A row of 5th floor stacks were removed near Starbucks. This area is now a study space utilizing tables from CCIT storage and overflow lounge chairs from the 6th floor.
- Low use computers have been removed from the 5th floor near Starbucks freeing up open study space.
- The Data Visualization Lab previously housed in Barre Hall has been moved to a temporary location in Cooper 311 (outside the University Press Offices). This lab, which represents a partnership between the Libraries and CCIT, is managed by Patricia Carbajales-Dale and will be staffed by Ph.D. student Mehrdad Yousefi Mon-Fri from 9:30 am-2 pm.
- Rooms 105 and 214 have been renovated to become new group studies. They used to be administration storage.
- The new Sapphire fire suppression system, funded by the Provost, has been installed in Special Collection and Archives. Testing is complete and the system should be fully operational.
We’re excited to see what the rest of the spring 2020 semester holds for us and our students!