Start your Wednesday with demolition and coffee!

We like change. In fact, we LOVE change, when it means improvements for you…our customers.

And over the next week, you’ll see some big changes in Miner Library’s physical space. Here’s what’s happening:

Starting Tuesday, July 24, computers will be moved from the semi-circular computing desk (or “horseshoe,” as we like to call it) just inside our front doors. They’ll be moved to other easily accessible, public computing spaces within Miner.

Then, on Wednesday, July 25, when we open at 7:30 AM, de(con)struction crews will be here demolishing the “horseshoe.” Yup! It’s coming down. And we couldn’t be happier!

From the time this public workspace was constructed in 1987 (in the days of the card catalog), it’s created confusion for our customers because it looks like a reception desk. To this day, people come in the front doors and ask the unsuspecting people sitting at the “horseshoe” for directions to the classroom, or help with finding a book, or any of a million other questions. It’s been a  hassle for you and an embarrassment for us!

Instead, we’ll create comfortable, informal meeting space with better lighting, more electrical outlets for your hand-held devices, and (in a few weeks) new carpeting. We’ll even be looking into a coffee service.  Stay tuned!

If you have questions or concerns about what’s going on, let us know. Feel free to reply to this post or send us an email using our Ask A Librarian link.

See you Wednesday for coffee!

This article was submitted by Susan Andersen.

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