Library Instruction Moves to New Classroom

Photo is a room, with gray walls and dark gray carpet, with rows of computer desks, with computers, and chairs.

Cook Library’s instruction classroom will reopen in LIB 207 on Monday, March 9, a temporary relocation, but Research Services librarians are excited to be teaching in a newly renovated space. The room received a fresh coat of paint and new floor covering, and Physical Plant and iTech staff have been getting the furniture and computers set up so the classroom will be ready for its first post-renovation instruction session at 8 a.m. Monday, March 9. By the end of next week, each of the four Research Services librarians will have taught at least one class in room 207. We hope students will enjoy the refurbished environment as much as the librarians do.

The Research Services Unit’s office suite is scheduled to move on Thursday, March 10. If you’ve ever had a research consultation with a librarian, you probably discovered that you had to walk through Starbucks to get to the librarian’s office. That wayfinding challenge will be eliminated as one of the benefits of the renovation project. The Research Services Unit’s office suite is moving to a temporary location in LIB 203 and will eventually have a new home adjacent to the Learning Commons on the first floor. We can hardly wait to see how many more students will receive the benefits of library research assistance when our services become more visible as a result of this renovation.

Next week’s big move will be the Advisement Center’s relocation from its temporary home in LIB 108 to its permanent home in LIB 203. More information about the Advisement Center will be provided in a future post.

As always, we appreciate your patience with the disruptions of the renovation process. Please know that we are doing our best to keep disruptions to a minimum. If you have any questions, please contact Cook Library at 601.266.4241.