Librarian outlines library renovations to Senate

first_imgUniversity librarian Diane Walker presented to student senate Wednesday night on the updates to Hesburgh Library, which is undergoing an extensive, multi-year renovation. “We’ve been thinking about [these renovations] since 2012,” Walker said. “We’ve developed a master plan, because we knew it was going to be a multi-year, multi-phase project, and the master plan was meant to guide us through all of the phases of the project.”Walker said she wanted coherence in the execution of that plan.“In the end, it should all look like one, big connected project, not a bunch of individual ones,” she said. One of the first renovations was taking out the marble wall in the second floor of the library and opening it up so those on the second floor could see the stadium and quad outside. “For those of you who don’t know what it looked like before … it’s hard to appreciate just how difficult it was to navigate and understand what kind of activity we wanted to go on,” Walker said. “One of our goals was to make the intellectual and academic engagement in the library more visible. We wanted to partner with other University groups to provide research and learning services in the Hesburgh Library. We wanted to provide quality and study work space for a whole use of the library.”That “whole use” of the library, she said, applies to students, faculty and the almost 200 people who work in the libraries across campus. “We need to manage our effective growth,” Walker said.So far, the entrance and the first, second, fourth and tenth floors have undergone major renovations.“What’s important to note here … is how dark it [used to be],” Walker said. “And now you have windows looking out onto the courtyard.” Jessica Kayongo, a sociology librarian, said the next phases of the project — the complete first and second floors — should be completed by spring or summer 2018. “It’s all behind construction walls right now, and we’re sorry because we know that takes up study seats, but we think you’ll be pleased once we emerge from this project,” Kayongo said. There are intentionally many windows in the space, Kayongo said, lending themselves to natural light and transparency. “That’s a result of a lot of student feedback, saying there was not a lot of natural light in the library,” Kayongo said. “And … the artificial light was just not good, so we want to allow as much light to pass through as possible and make our activities as transparent as possible.”Additionally, there will be what is known as the “Grand Reading Room” in the location where the Fishbowl currently is by 2020. “There are a lot of seats in this space, so it would sort of be your quiet, heads down study space,” Kayongo said. “It will be a two-leveled space with a connecting stairwell.”Finally, there will be a museum-quality update to the special collections area. “This houses some of our most rare materials, and what we need to do is showcase it a bit more,” Kayongo said. “We think this is a great way to do that.”Tags: Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame Student Senate, renovationlast_img read more

Bruh moment of 9th November 2019: Frank Lampard reveals how walking his dog at…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Vantagenews/Chelsea FCAdvertisement 4701NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2pmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E74fj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 89dv7Would you ever consider trying this?😱bumq87Can your students do this? 🌚7z9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Club legend Frank Lampard is the 3rd manager for Chelsea in 3 seasons, but the successor to Maurizio Sarri has methodically countered the transfer ban and has been very successful in this season for the Blues. Although, the brit feels his squad’s favourable outcome is factored in by his peculiar routines before every game, and he’s very superstitious about it.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Vantagenews/Chelsea FCThe former Blues captain, who arrived at Stamford Bridge this year from Derby County, feels the need to perform certain pre-match  ‘rituals’ such as walking his pet dog or breaking a sweat in the gym, and is very structured about it, as he feels- “If I don’t do them, then I can feel like, ridiculously, as if it might have an effect on the result.”Speaking in a recent interview, the 41 year old revealed on his lucky charm activities.Advertisement “I walk the dog at certain times and on certain days”- he told reporters. “I take her out in the morning. I go out early before I leave, I take her down to the local coffee shop, get my takeaway coffee, walk around, pick up her poo, put it in the bin, walk her home then go to training.”“I find walking the dog quite good for clearing the head. I like to go to the gym as well – that’s another one of my superstitions. I have to spend the same amount of time on the bike – 50 minutes – or the amount that I run. Things like that. I’m still sweating now. I’ve just been doing it.” he added.Advertisement After his 3 match victory streak, Lampard was awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award in October and is the only person in Premier League history to win both the Player and Manager of the Month awards with the same club.Chelsea are currently 2nd in the table after today’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and will travel to Manchester to take on the Citizens on 23rd November. Advertisementlast_img read more