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Move News, August 12 , 1999

We have completed the relocation of Booth Library collections and services to our temporary locations so that our building can be prepared for its $18 million renovation and expansion to take place August 1999 through December 2001. The Booth Library building is now closed to the public and the asbestos abatement team is there starting their work.

For public services and collections, the McAfee Gymnasium building is serving as our main branch. The entrance to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the building; the disabled entrance is on the southwest corner. Handouts describing our new locations and where collections reside may be printed from our website or picked up from any service desk.

McAfee houses service desks and offices for Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals/Reserves and offices for library administration, Media Services, and Collection Management. Collections housed here include monograph classes A-G, N, and Z; reference materials; periodicals since 1990; curriculum and juvenile materials; reserves; microforms; oversized items from all collections; bestsellers and popular fiction; and the new book alcove. Interlibrary loan materials may be picked up at the McAfee circulation desk. Public seating and quiet study areas are also provided.

The Union Branch, located below campus bowling and billiards in the Student Union, houses monograph collections in classes H-M. There is a service desk there with staff members to help you locate materials.

The Gregg Branch, located in the Gregg Triad residence complex, houses the computer lab and all media collections (CDs, videos, sound recordings, computer software, etc.) including media reserves, and media equipment (players, recorders, typewriters, etc.) The Library Technology Services' desk is located here. Fifty of the computers are open 24-hours per day, Sunday noon through Friday 6:00 pm, and on Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Booth West, located in the West Park Plaza at 612 W. Lincoln Avenue, houses a service desk, monograph classes P-V, periodicals published before 1990, maps, government documents, microform collections, the University Archives and Special Collections, and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository. Public seating and study areas are provided.   Upon request, materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in McAfee. The Panther Express bus passes the Booth West location during the regular term.

The Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments and the library receiving office are located off campus and may be contacted using phone, fax, or email.

Communicating with the library faculty and staff is much the same as it was in the past; all phone, fax, and email addresses are the same as they were in Booth. Any lines which have been added are posted elsewhere on our website. Call the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for further information.

We thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this 14-week transition. Visit us soon and let us know if you cannot find something or need some help with your research.

Best wishes for a great fall semester.

Allen Lanham
Dean of Library Services


News from July 1-2

We are in our eighth week of relocating collections and services to our
temporary locations so that Booth Library can be prepared for its $18
million renovation and expansion. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

For patrons, the Booth building is open only for the SMC computer lab,
media collections, and media services. Use the west entrance.

For public services and collections, McAfee opened as our main branch on
June 14. The main door to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the
building. An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts
describing our new locations and where collections reside may be printed
from our website or picked up from any service desk.

McAfee houses service desks for Reference, Circulation, and
Periodicals/Reserves and also the library administrative offices.
Collections include monograph classes A-G, N, and Z; reference materials;
periodicals since 1990; curriculum and juvenile materials; reserves;
microfilm; oversized items from all collections; bestsellers and popular
fiction; and the new book alcove. Interlibrary loan materials may be
picked up at the McAfee circulation desk.

The Union Branch, located below the campus bowling alley in the Student
Union, opened on June 14. It has a circulation desk and houses monograph
collections in classes H-M.

Booth West, located in the West Park Plaza on Lincoln Avenue, will open to
the public as soon as telephone and electric connections are completed. It
houses a circulation desk, monograph classes P-V, periodicals published
before 1990, government documents, maps, microfiche collections, and the
University Archives and Special Collections. Upon request, materials from
Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in McAfee.

All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Offices for personnel
in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology, and Media Services are
still in Booth Library; phones and email addresses remain the same. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move. Visit us soon.

Allen Lanham


News from June 29-30

We are in our eighth week of relocating collections and services to our
temporary locations so that Booth Library can be prepared for its $18
million renovation and expansion. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

For patrons, the Booth building is open only for the SMC computer lab,
media collections, and media services. Use the west entrance.

For public services and collections, McAfee opened as our main branch on
June 14. The main door to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the
building. An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts
describing our new locations and where collections reside may be printed
from our website or picked up from any service desk.

McAfee houses service desks for Reference, Circulation, and
Periodicals/Reserves and also the library administrative offices.
Collections include monograph classes A-G, N, and Z; reference materials;
periodicals since 1990; curriculum and juvenile materials; reserves;
microfilm; oversized items from all collections; bestsellers and popular
fiction; and the new book alcove. Interlibrary loan materials may be
picked up at the McAfee circulation desk.

The Union Branch, located below the campus bowling alley in the Student
Union, opened on June 14. It has a circulation desk and houses monograph
collections in classes H-M.

Booth West, located in the West Park Plaza on Lincoln Avenue, will open to
the public as soon as telephone and electric connections are completed. It
houses a circulation desk, monograph classes P-V, periodicals published
before 1990, government documents, maps, microfiche collections, and the
University Archives and Special Collections. Upon request, materials from
Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in McAfee.

All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Offices for personnel
in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology, and Media Services are
still in Booth Library; phones and email addresses remain the same. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move. Visit us soon.

Allen Lanham


News from June 22-24

Booth Library is finishing its seventh week of moving collections and
furniture to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and
understanding during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The main door to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the building.
An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts describing
our new locations and where collections reside may be printed from our
website or picked up from any service desk.

The new service desks for Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals/Reserves
are now open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a secondary circulation desk
also open. Please request at the public service desks in these buildings
any materials that you cannot locate. Booth West will open as soon as
telephone and electric connections can be completed; upon request,
materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in
McAfee until further notice.

All circulating collections have been moved from Booth Library or are in
transit. Notice that the north entrance to Booth has been closed; please
use the west entrance until further notice. The SMC desk, media
collections, and the computer lab remain open on the main level, south wing
and Media Services is still located on the lower level of Booth's north
wing. Please use the west doors and follow the directional signs provided
there.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G and N are in place in McAfee.
Class Z plus the curriculum and juvenile collections are in transit to
McAfee; please request these materials at the Circulation desk in McAfee if
you cannot locate them on the carts in McAfee.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library.
Classes A-S are now at Booth West. The move of classes T-Z continues this
week. Bound periodicals since 1990 are in transit to McAfee; classes A-Q
have been moved. All unbound periodicals and reserves materials are
already in McAfee.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Library Administration, Reference and Circulation
are at home in McAfee, upper level. All phone, fax, and email addresses
remain the same. Offices for personnel in Acquisitions, Cataloging,
Library Technology, Media Services, and University Archives are still in
Booth Library; phones and email addresses remain the same. Call the
reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library. Visit us soon.

Allen Lanham


News from June 21
 

Booth Library begins its seventh week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The main door to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the building.
An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts describing
our new locations and where collections reside may be printed from our
website or picked up from any service desk.

The new service desks for Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals/Reserves
are now open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a secondary circulation desk
also open. Please request at the public service desks in these buildings
any materials that you cannot locate. Booth West will open as soon as
telephone and electric connections can be completed; upon request,
materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in
McAfee until further notice.

All circulating collections have been moved from Booth Library or are in
transit. Notice that the north entrance to Booth has been closed; please
use the west entrance until further notice. The SMC desk, media
collections, and the computer lab remain open on the main level, south wing
and Media Services is still located on the lower level of Booth's north
wing. Please use the west doors and follow the directional signs provided
there.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G are in place in McAfee; classes
N and Z will come to McAfee late this week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library.
Classes A-Q are now at Booth West. The move of classes R-Z continues into
this week. Bound periodicals since 1990 are in transit to McAfee; classes
A-L have been moved. All unbound periodicals and reserves materials are
already in McAfee.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Curriculum and juvenile collections are still in
Booth Library but will move to McAfee late this week, please request these
materials at the Circulation desk in McAfee.

Library Administration, Reference and Circulation are at home in McAfee,
upper level. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same.
Offices for personnel in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology,
Media Services, and University Archives are still in Booth Library; phones
and email addresses remain the same. Call the reference desk (581-6072) or
the administrative office (581-6061) for further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library. Visit us soon.

Allen Lanham


News from June 18
 

Booth Library finishes its sixth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The main door to McAfee is on the northeast corner of the building.
An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts describing
our new locations and where collections reside may be printed from our
website or picked up from any service desk.

The new service desks for Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals/Reserves
are now open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a secondary circulation desk
also open. Please request at the public service desks in these buildings
any materials that you cannot locate. Booth West will open as soon as
telephone and electric connections can be completed; upon request,
materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in
McAfee until further notice.

All circulating collections have been moved from Booth Library or are in
transit. Notice that the north entrance to Booth has been closed; please
use the west entrance until further notice. The SMC desk, media
collections, and the computer lab remain open in the south section of the
main level and Media Services is still located on the lower level of Booth.
Please use the west doors and follow the directional signs provided there.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-F are in place in McAfee; classes
N and Z will come to McAfee late this week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library.
Classes A-Q are now at Booth West. The move of classes Q-Z continues into
next week. Bound periodicals since 1990 are in transit to McAfee; classes
A-L have been moved. All unbound periodicals and reserves materials are
already in McAfee.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Curriculum and juvenile collections are still in
Booth Library but will move to McAfee late this week, please request these
materials at the Circulation desk in McAfee.

Library Administration, Reference and Circulation are at home in McAfee,
upper level. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same.
Offices for personnel in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology,
Media Services, and University Archives are still in Booth Library; phones
and email addresses remain the same. Call the reference desk (581-6072) or
the administrative office (581-6061) for further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library. Visit us soon.

Allen Lanham


News from June 17

Booth Library continues its sixth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The new service desks for Reference, Circulation, and
Periodicals/Reserves are now open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a
secondary circulation desk also open. Please request at the public service
desks in these buildings any materials that you cannot locate. Booth West
will open as soon as telephone and electric connections can be completed;
upon request, materials from Booth West will be delivered to the
Circulation desk in McAfee until further notice.

Most circulating collections have left Booth Library and this process will
be finished next week. Notice that the west entrance to Booth has been
closed; please use the north entrance until further notice. The SMC desk,
media collections, and the computer lab remain open in the west reading
room of Booth.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-F are in place in McAfee; classes
N and Z will come to McAfee late this week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library.
Classes A-QP are now at Booth West. The move of classes Q-Z continues into
next week. Bound periodicals since 1990 are in transit to McAfee; classes
A-J have been moved. All unbound periodicals and reserves materials are
already in McAfee.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Curriculum and juvenile collections are still in
Booth Library but will move to McAfee late this week.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Personnel in
Reference and Circulation have been moved to McAfee. Offices for personnel
in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology, Media Services, and
University Archives are still in Booth Library; phones and email addresses
remain the same. Call the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative
office (581-6061) for further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 16

Booth Library continues its sixth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The main door in McAfee is on the northeast corner of the building.
An information desk has been located at that entrance. Handouts on our
locations and collections may be printed from our website or picked up from
any service desk.

The new service desks for Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals/Reserves
are now open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a secondary circulation desk
also open. Please request at the public service desks in these buildings
any materials that you cannot locate. Booth West will open as soon as
telephone and electric connections can be completed; upon request,
materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in
McAfee until further notice.

Most circulating collections have left Booth Library and this process will
be finished next week. Notice that the west entrance to Booth has been
closed; please use the north entrance until further notice. The SMC desk,
media collections, and the computer lab remain open in the west reading
room of Booth.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-F are in place in McAfee; classes
N and Z will come to McAfee late this week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library.
Classes A-QP are now at Booth West. The move of classes Q-Z continues into
next week. Bound periodicals since 1990 are in transit to McAfee; classes
A-L have been moved. All unbound periodicals and reserves materials are
already in McAfee.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Curriculum and juvenile collections are still in
Booth Library but will move to McAfee late this week.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Personnel in
Reference and Circulation have been moved to McAfee. Offices for personnel
in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Library Technology, Media Services, and
University Archives are still in Booth Library; phones and email addresses
remain the same. Call the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative
office (581-6061) for further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 15
 

Booth Library continues its sixth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition.

McAfee, our main branch, and the Union Branch opened to the public on June
14. The new Reference desk, Circulation desk, and Periodicals/Reserves
desk are open in McAfee. The Union Branch has a secondary circulation
desk. Please request at the public service desks in these buildings any
materials that you cannot locate. Booth West will open as soon as
telephone and electric connections can be completed; upon request,
materials from Booth West will be delivered to the Circulation desk in
McAfee until further notice.

Most circulating collections have left Booth Library and this process will
be finished next week. Notice that the west entrance to Booth has been
closed; please use the north entrance until further notice. The SMC desk,
media collections, and the computer lab remain open in the west reading
room of Booth.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-F546 are in place, class F547 is in transit, and the
rest will continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-QH are now at Booth West. The move continues into next
week.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations; start your
search in McAfee until Booth West is opened to the public.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is in place in McAfee. Curriculum and juvenile collections are still in
Booth Library but will move to McAfee this week.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Personnel in
Reference and Circulation have been moved to McAfee. Call the reference
desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for further
information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 14
 

Booth Library begins its sixth week of moving collections and furniture to
our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding during
this transition. Most circulating collections have left the building and
this process will be finished soon. Notice that the west entrance to Booth
Library has been closed. Please use the north entrance until further
notice.

The McAfee and the Union Branch opened to the public today. The Reference,
Periodicals, Reserves, and Circulation desks moved last week and are open
at McAfee today. The SMC desk remains open in the west reading room of
Booth.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-E are in place, class F is in transit, and the rest
will continue this week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-QH300 are now at Booth West. The remainder will follow.

Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is being relocated to McAfee. Classes A-P are now located in McAfee; Q-Z
are in transit.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call the
reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 10
 

Booth Library continues its fifth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition. Most circulating collections have left the
building and this process will be finished by June 18. Notice that the
west entrance to Booth Library has been closed. Please use the north
entrance until further notice.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-DS are in place, classes DT-E are in transit, and the
rest will continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-Q are now at Booth West. Class QA is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is ready for transit, classes A-D have left for McAfee, the rest will
follow into next week. All other materials are still in their places in
Booth Library.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

The Reference, Periodicals, Reserves, and Circulation desks will be moved
this week. If the regular desk in Booth Library is vacant, please seek
assistance at the SMC desk in the west reading room.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 9
 

Booth Library continues its fifth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition. Most circulating collections have left the
building and this process will be finished by June 18. Notice today that
the west entrance to Booth Library has been closed. Please use the north
entrance until further notice.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-DS are in place, class DT is in transit, and the rest
will continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-Q are now at Booth West. Class QA is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is ready for transit, classes A-B have left for McAfee, the rest will
follow into next week. All other materials are still in their places in
Booth Library.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

The Reference, Periodicals, Reserves, and Circulation desks will be moved
this week. If the regular desk is vacant, please seek assistance at the
SMC desk in the west reading room.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 8

Booth Library continues its fifth week of moving collections and furniture
to our temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding
during this transition. Most circulating collections have left the
building and this process will be finished by June 18. Notice today that
the west entrance to Booth Library has been closed. Please use the north
entrance until further notice.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-DK are in place, class DL is in transit, and the rest
will continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-P are now at Booth West. Class Q is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. The Reference collection
is ready for transit starting Tuesday, June 8. All other materials are
still in their places in Booth Library.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

The Reference, Periodicals, Reserves, and Circulation desks will be moved
this week. If the regular desk is vacant, please seek assistance at the
SMC desk in the west reading room.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 7

Today Booth Library begins its fifth week of moving collections to our
temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding during this
transition. Most circulating collections have left the building and this
process will be finished by June 18.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G, N, and Z have begun their move
to McAfee; classes A-D are in place, class DA is in transit, and the rest
will continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-PA are now at Booth West. Class PB is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. All other materials are
still in their places in Booth Library.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

The Reference, Periodicals, Reserves, and Circulation desks will be moved
this week. If the regular desk is vacant, please seek assistance at the
SMC desk in the west reading room.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 4

Today Booth Library finishes its fourth week of moving collections to our
temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding during this
transition. Most circulating collections have left the building and this
process will be finished by June 18.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G have begun their move to
McAfee; classes A-B are in place, class C is in transit, and the rest will
continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-G are now at Booth West. Class H is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents are in place in Booth West. All other materials are
still in their places in Booth Library.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 3
 

Booth Library continues its fourth week of moving collections to our
temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding as more and
more collections leave the building.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G have begun their move to
McAfee; class A is in place, class B is in transit, and the rest will
continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-G are now at Booth West. Class H is in transit today.
Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents class A-Y1 are in place in Booth West. Classes Y3-Z
are in transit.

All other materials are still in their places in Booth Library.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices have been moved to McAfee. Call
the reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 2

Today Booth Library continues its fourth week of moving collections to our
temporary locations. We seek your patience and understanding as more and
more collections leave the building.

Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-V
have been moved to Booth West. Classes A-G will begin their move to McAfee
today (starting with A) and continue into next week.

Periodicals dated before 1990 continue to be moved from Booth Library this
week. Classes A-HT are now at Booth West. The rest of class H will be in
transit today. Microforms and maps have been moved to their new locations.

Government documents class A-T are in place in Booth West. They will
continue to be moved in sequence this week.

All other materials are still in their places in Booth Library.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Reference
faculty and Circulation faculty offices will be moving this week.
Telephone service to certain offices will be interrupted briefly. Call the
reference desk (581-6072) or the administrative office (581-6061) for
further information.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move as we prepare for the
$18 million renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham


News from June 1

The Booth Library move is still in progress. Monograph collections have
made the most progress over the past few days, microform collections will
be completed today, and periodicals before 1990 have started to be removed
from the shelf.

Monographs already out of the building include classes H, J, K, L, and M.
The P and Q collections continue to be the areas of greatest change this
week, with most items either in their new home or in transit. Bound
periodicals in class A are in transit.

If you cannot find an item, please ask for help at any service desk in
Booth Library.

We ask your patience in finding quiet areas in which to work on the main
and upper levels this week. Seating located in the general stack areas is
being or has been removed. Quiet areas may be found in the East Reading
Room, Reference, the SMC, and Periodicals.

The Library Administration offices have been moved to McAfee building, east
side of the main level. Phones, fax, and email are the same as before.
Other offices and library furniture continue to move slowly, especially
into buildings that are not open to the public yet. All public service
desks in Booth Library remain open.

Thank you for your patience. McAfee, the Union Branch, and Booth West open
to the public on June 14.

Allen Lanham


News from May 28

Booth Library continues to move collections to our temporary locations.
Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-PS,
Q, R, and S have been moved to Booth West. Classes PT-PZ and T are in
transit today.

Periodicals dated before 1990 are being worked on this week. Classes A-G
are now at Booth West. Class H is in transit. Microforms and maps have
been moved to their new locations.

All other materials are in their place in Booth Library.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same. Many other
faculty and staff offices will be moving next week.

Thank you for your continued patience during our move.

Allen Lanham


News from May 27

Booth Library continues to move collections to our temporary locations.
Monographs in classes H-M are complete in the Union Branch. Classes P-PR,
Q, R, and S have been moved to Booth West. Classes PS and T are in transit
today.

Periodicals dated before 1990 are being worked on this week. Classes A-E
are now at Booth West. Class F is in transit.

Microforms have been moved to their new locations.

The Union Branch, Booth West, and McAfee will open to the public on June
14. Until then, please request at the public service desks in Booth
Library any materials that you cannot locate.

Library Administrative offices are now at home in McAfee, upper level east
side. All phone, fax, and email addresses remain the same.

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

Allen Lanham


News from May 25

Booth Library collections are on the move. Monographs already out of the
building include classes H, J, K, L, and M. The P and Q collections
continue to be the areas of greatest change today, with most items either
in their new home or in transit.

If you cannot find an item, please ask for help at any service desk in
Booth Library.

Furniture and offices are being moved slowly. We ask your patience in
finding areas in which to work on the main and upper levels today. Seating
located in the general stack areas is being removed. Quiet areas may be
found in Reference, the SMC, and Periodicals.

The Library Administration offices have been moved to McAfee building, east
side of the main level. Phones, fax, and email are the same as before.

Thank you for your patience. McAfee, the Union Branch, and Booth West open
to the public on June 14.

Allen Lanham


News from May 24

Booth Library collections continue to be moved to our temporary sites
today. Already in place in the Union Branch are monographs in classes H,
J, K, L, and M. At Booth West, monographs in place include those in classes
P-PR and Q-QK; the rest of P and Q are in transit. Periodicals before
1990 in class A-AP are in place, with others from A in transit. Maps and
microforms have been moved to their temporary locations.

All other materials remain in Booth Library. Ask at any desk for
information on materials you cannot locate. Service desks will remain open
there until June 14.

Library Services administrative offices move today to the east side of the
upper level of McAfee building. Our telephone and email addresses remain
the same. We plan to be open to the public on Tuesday, but are taking
emergency calls today as well.

Thank you for your patience during this six-week process. We are
beginning week three.

Allen Lanham


News from May 21

Stack collections continue to be moved today as we approach the end of the
first two weeks of moving. Monograph collections in classes J, K, L, and M
are completed. Class H will be finished today, completing the Union
Branch. Other ranges in their new home at Booth West are P-PQ, Q-QK, and
pre-1990 periodicals in class A-AP2. In transit today are the remaining
materials in P and Q, plus the next section of bound periodicals dated
before 1990.

Maps and microfiche collections are in place at West Branch. Microfilm
collections have not moved yet.

All items not on the shelf in Booth Library may be retrieved by a staff
member. Do not hesitate to ask for help at any service desk.

Furniture and offices are being moved behind the scenes this week and
should not bother patrons at the library. Our West (IGA) and Union
(Gallery) Branches will open for patrons in time for summer session on June
14. Thank you for your patience.

Allen Lanham


News from May 20

Booth Library continues to make progress in moving collections and
furniture to our temporary sites. Collections in classes J, K, L, and M
are completed. Other ranges in their new home are H-HG, P-PN, and Q-QC.
In transit today are the remaining materials in H, P, and Q, plus bound
periodicals pre-1990.

The Union Branch collections (H-M) will be completed this week. All items
not on the shelf in Booth may be retrieved by a staff member. Do not
hesitate to ask for help at any service desk.

Furniture and offices are being moved behind the scenes this week and
should not bother patrons at the library. Our West (IGA) and Union
(Gallery) Branches will open for patrons in time for summer session on June
14. Thank you for your patience.

Allen Lanham


News from May 19
 

Booth Library continues to make progress in moving collections and
furniture to our temporary sites. Collections in classes J, K, and L are
completed. Other ranges in their new home are H-HF, M-ML, P-PN, and Q-QC.
In transit today are materials in MT, HG-HX, PQ-PZ, and QD-QR.

The Union Branch collections (H-M) will be completed this week. Bound
periodicals may begin to be moved late this week. All items not on the
shelf in Booth may be retrieved by a staff member. Do not hesitate to ask
for help at any service desk.

Furniture is being moved behind the scenes this week and should not bother
patrons at the library. Our temporary sites will open for patrons in time
for summer session on June 14. Thank you for your patience.

Allen Lanham


News from May 18
 

Collections continue to move into the Gallery and the IGA: (by Library of
Congress classification) H-in transit, J-completed, K-completed, L-in
transit, M-started, P-Q in progress. All other areas are still in place at
Booth Library.

Furniture is being moved behind the scenes today and should not bother
patrons. The microform collections and readers will begin leaving today to
both the IGA and McAfee.

Please ask for assistance at any service desk if you cannot find something
from the collection or if you need help. Thank you for your patience.

Allen Lanham


News from May 17
 

Collections continue to move into the Gallery and the IGA:
(by Library of Congress classification) H-in transit, J-completed,
K-completed, L-in transit, M-started, P-Q in progress. All other areas are
still in place at Booth Library.

Furniture is being moved behind the scenes today and should not bother
patrons. The microform collections and readers will begin leaving on
Tuesday to both the IGA and McAfee.

Please ask for assistance at any service desk if you cannot find something
from the collection or if you need help. Thank you for your patience.

Allen Lanham


News from May 14

Movers continue to work on various stack collections. Stacks materials in
H-HC, J, K-KF, and P-PE have left the building. Today work will continue
in HD-HX, K, L-LB, and PF-. Ask at the Circulation Desk for any materials
that you need and cannot locate on the shelf.

Furniture in the East Reading Room has been relocated. Please use other
areas of the library to work and study. The reserve desk remains open in
the north foyer even though its appearance has changed dramatically.

Thank you for your patience as we continue moving throughout May and June.
McAfee service desks will open on June 14. Until then you will find all
our services points in Booth.

Allen Lanham


News from May 13

Patrons may notice movers in the stacks today in classification areas G-L. If you cannot locate an item, please ask for it at the Circulation desk.

Also, the furniture and some of the microform cabinets from the East Reading Room will be relocated to one of our temporary sites. Please use other seating throughout the library and ask for any microform item that you cannot locate.

Thank you for your patience as we relocate in anticipation of a major renovation and expansion of Booth Library.

Allen Lanham



 
 

(The following is an exerpt from the Wednesday, May 5, 1999 edition of Eastern Newsbits)
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Booth Library Update!
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The move of Booth Library operations to other sites on- and off-campus will take place May 12 through June 30.  Regular service points will be maintained at Booth until the week of June 7.  All efforts will be made to keep the campus community informed of updates as the renovation project moves forward.

Due to the renovation and expansion of Booth, the BOG Room will no longer be a campus meeting space after May 21.  According to Dean Allen Lanham, "We look forward to opening a new campus meeting and conference space when the renovation is complete."

Ted Weidner, director of Facilities Planning and Management, has announced that the staff parking lot immediately south of Booth could be closed as early as Monday, May 10.  It will remain closed while the move takes place, then temporarily reopen until actual renovation work begins.

For a complete schedule of the move and daily updates, consult the "Booth Library Renovation Project" entry on the library's website <http://www.eiu.edu/~booth/>.  Persons may also call the Reference Desk at 581-6072 or hours hotline at 581-6423 for further information.


(The following is an exerpt from the Wednesday, March 24, 1999 edition of Eastern Newsbits)
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BOT Approves ....
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Trustees, meeting via conference call, also hired William B. Meyer, Inc., of Bridgeport, Conn., to move books, periodicals and other print volumes -- along with accompanying shelves -- to five different locations serving as temporary library facilities during the upcoming two-year renovation/expansion of Booth Library.  The cost of $291,000 includes a 10 percent, or $26,460, contingency. Morgan R.  Olsen, vice president for business affairs, said Booth Library employees, as well as representatives of Eastern's facilities planning and management department, felt comfortable with letting the bid to William B. Meyer, Inc.  The company's references were carefully checked and Eastern employees observed the moving company in action at an academic library in Tennessee before making their recommendation.


 
 

(The following is an exerpt from the Wednesday, February 24, 1999 edition of Eastern Newsbits)
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Booth Library to Undergo Major Transformation
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Beginning in mid-May, Eastern Illinois University's library services will be relocated for about two years to make way for a major renovation and expansion of the Mary Josephine Booth Library building.

During the renovation, the library will operate out of McAfee Gymnasium and several other sites on and near campus. When the renovation is completed in 2001, library services will be restored to a somewhat larger but greatly enhanced facility equipped to meet the information needs of the campus community for at least the next 20 years.

Some of the unique features of the renovated facility will be:

--The modernization and expansion of the library's computer labs, media services and other "high-tech" facilities, resulting in greater efficiency and improved reliability.

--The inclusion of a two-story, glass-enclosed atrium separating the old and new sections of the building and providing visual reference points on every level of the building.

--The construction of a 30-foot addition at the south end of the building that provides for a new south entrance at ground level designed to reflect the grandeur of the north entrance and providing persons with disabilities access to the building. New
walkways leading up to the south entrance and landscaping will take the place of the current parking lot at the south end of the building. The south facade will feature rows of windows exposing faculty offices, staff areas and public rooms that will be located in the new addition. The current entrance on the west will become a service entrance with no public access. The old, north entrance will have doors opening on the main level only
with the current lower level entrance becoming an emergency exit.

--Improvements that will bring the library into full compliance with accessibility guidelines mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act will include an elevator at the new south entrance that will transport library users to the main level of the building where many library services will be located; accessible restroom facilities and drinking fountains; audible and visual alarm systems; clearly marked emergency routes; appropriate signage;  accessible study tables, carrels, computer workstations, and special purpose areas, etc.; special electronic and audio-visual equipment; wheelchair accessible book stacks; and TDD telephones.

--The installation of new heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems; new or improved elevators;  new security systems at the north and south
entrances; new floor and wall treatments; and new compact shelving that will eliminate many of the aisles between book shelves by placing the shelves on tracks that allow the shelves to be rolled together or apart as needed to retrieve books from a particular spot. Storage areas throughout the building also will be consolidated.

--The transformation of the stack areas that calls for the removal of walls that now separate the book stacks from the exterior walls, creating a more open, well-lighted space.

--Enhancements to the main level that will make it more patron-friendly. Reference services, the online public access terminals, the copy center, the circulation/reserve desk and the interlibrary loan office will be located on the main level. A central corridor, intersecting and overlooking the new atrium area, will connect these service areas in a more logical fashion than they are now. The "read and relax" room on the main level
will be replaced with a new curriculum laboratory. Adjacent to this room will be the curriculum and juvenile collections, located in what is now called the east reading room. Leading down to the ground floor from here will be a new stairway. Seating areas throughout the main level will be out of the way of major traffic areas and will be more diverse in character, ranging from individual study carrels to comfortable lounge
areas overlooking the atrium. Stacks on the main level will be interspersed with seating areas, creating comfortable places for concentrated study.

--The creation of more logically organized and attractive space on the mezzanine level (below the main level). The north building on this level will house the government documents and the map collections, with a connecting corridor overlooking the atrium
and leading to a fixed book stack area and a patron seating area in the south building.

--The reconfiguration of the ground floor to accommodate the atrium area, with a stairway and elevator leading up to the main level. The library lecture hall will be replaced by the microform collection which will be near a new lounge and vending area. The periodicals desk and collections will be moved from the top floor to the ground floor.  Faculty members will have a special area set aside for them where they can read current periodicals stored on the closed shelves. Also housed on the ground floor
(north building) will be the cataloging department, a fixed stack area and a redesigned media services department featuring a new demonstration/presentation room and a technology resource room for faculty members to use in developing media-related course materials. The ground floor of the south building will store bound periodicals and a large portion of the stacks collection and house the acquisitions department, university archives, special collections and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository. A new conservation facility will enable staff to more effectively preserve archival collections or convert them to different formats. Patrons of the university archives or IRAD will have a more attractive and well-equipped setting in which to pursue research projects. For the first time, university archives will be able to provide proper storage conditions for its
collections, thus ensuring their continued availability to current and future generations of researchers.

--The replacement of the periodicals department on the top floor with library technology services, the self-study materials center containing two 30-workstation computer laboratories, an electronic classroom with 24 workstations and the audio-visual
listening/viewing area.  More up-to-date equipment will be available to students and other library users and the electronic classroom should be better supervised and monitored in its new location. The audiovisual materials will be on open shelves
making them more accessible to library users. The top floor also will house a campus conference room, a variety of group study and listening rooms, the library administrative offices and an attractive lounge overlooking the newly landscaped area between
the library and Lumpkin Hall.
 
 



 
 

(The following is an exerpt from the Thursday, January 28, 1999 edition of Eastern Newsbits)

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Tentative Layout of Temporary Library Presented
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EIU Library Dean Allen Lanham Tuesday told the Faculty Senate that McAfee Building will be transformed into a usable, temporary library during the renovation of Booth Library which is expected to take up to two and one-half years to complete.

The library move is expected to begin May 10 and will take about four to six weeks to complete, Lanham said, noting that all library services will continue to be provided despite the move. Help desks will remain open at Booth until they can be established at the relocation sites and all library materials will be retained on campus or at nearby satellite facilities.

"McAfee will serve as the front door or main building for the temporary library. It and the University Union Gallery and the former Gregg Triad dining center will house most of the familiar service desks of Booth Library. These buildings are all within close proximity of each other and to Booth Library, so patrons who are used to frequenting Booth won't have to travel too far out of their way to access library services and materials," Lanham said.

A soon-to-be constructed shell building near the Facilities Planning and Management complex west of campus and the former Charleston IGA building on Lincoln Avenue will serve as satellite sites for certain library functions, most of which are "behind-the-scenes" activities, Lanham said.

The "tentative" layout for the temporary library (includes public desks, public seating/group study areas, public computers and stack areas) in McAfee and other locations is as follows:

McAfee South Gym: Reference and Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Desks, Reference Room, Reference Areas and Reference Collection.

McAfee North Gym: Periodicals and Reserve Desks, Periodicals Room, Periodicals Collection (post-1990) and New Book Alcove.

McAfee Lower Level: Media Services Desk and General North and South Stack Levels (also to be housed in Union Gallery and IGA building).

McAfee Classrooms/Upper Level (specific rooms have not been assigned): East Reading Room, Study Lounge, Technology Training Facility, Curriculum/Juvenile Collection, Read and Relax Materials and library administrative offices.

The Department of Leisure Studies will remain housed in McAfee, while some physical education classes and large program spaces in McAfee will be temporarily relocated to accommodate the library's need for space.

Microform cabinets and readers will be located in McAfee and IGA. The IGA facility also will house Interlibrary Loan, University Archives/IRAD and Periodicals Collections (pre-1990).  Copiers and campus phones will be located in McAfee, the Union Gallery,
IGA, Gregg Triad and the new shell building.

The Gregg Triad (upper level) will house the Self-Study Materials Center/Library Technology Desk, SMC computers and Media Collections. The lower level will house media equipment for instructional use.

Acquisitions/Receiving, Cataloging and Collection Development will occupy the new shell building which won't be open to the public.

"What you see in the proposed layout for the temporary library is an attempt to concentrate public seating/group study areas and the majority of the library's collections in McAfee which is a central campus location. It is very important that we have enough collections in McAfee to attract students so they feel they have
a library.  I think we have accomplished that in our proposal and, at the same time, accommodated the needs of others to the best extent possible," Lanham said.

Lanham said movers from EIU's American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 will transport all library offices and furniture to their temporary locations, while an off-campus moving company will relocate the library's collections and shelving. He estimates library materials to be moved at a rate of about 59,000 volumes per week.

"We are fortunate to be moving during the slowest time of the academic calendar.  We have worked out a scheme where departments can be moved and re-established in their new temporary locations within a day, causing little or no interruption in service,"
Lanham said.

He added that although the library's move coincides with the start-up of Intersession, he doesn't anticipate that to be a problem. He also said the Booth Library Planning Committee has yet to determine the order in which departments will move but
anticipates the Reference Desk to be the first to go. Booth does have to be completely emptied by July 1 for asbestos abatement, he said.

"I think we are prepared (for the move)," Lanham said, noting that he and  several library staff members recently visited East Tennessee State University over the semester break to observe their library move and were able to learn from their process.

The $17 million Booth Library renovation will correct many of the building's outstanding problems and make it one of the most technically up-to-date library buildings in the state,"  Lanham said. "Booth Library is heavily used and has long needed significant rehabilitation work."

"Preservation of the building's collegiate gothic appearance is a critical feature of the renovation and expansion project," Lanham noted.

The proposed renovations to Booth include the addition of an atrium, the closure of the west entrance and the addition of a library entrance on the south side of the building.



(The following is an exerpt from a story that appeared in the Daily Eastern News on Wednesday, January 27, 1999:)

  By Meghan McMahon
  Administration editor

McAfee Gymnasium will be transformed into a “workable library” during the proposed renovations to Booth Library, scheduled to begin in May.

Allen Lanham, dean of library services, said the goal of the library services staff is to turn McAfee into a functional library housing many of the current  library’s materials.

“We are trying to transform McAfee into a workable library,” Lanham said at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting.

As a result of the renovations to Booth Library, library materials will be moved  to four on-campus locations and one off-campus location. The on-campus locations  include McAfee, the gallery of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union,  the former Gregg Triad dining facility and a future shell building near the facilities planning and management building. The off-campus location is the former IGA building, 612 W. Lincoln Ave.

During the renovations, the shell building will house receiving, cataloging and collection development, Lanham said. The facility will not be open to the public.

The IGA and gallery relocation sites will be open to the public but a member of the library staff will have to retrieve materials for patrons, he said.

Lanham said Gregg Triad will house the library technology desk, SMC lab computers and media collections on the upper level. The lower level will house media equipment delivered to classrooms for instructional use.

McAfee will house the reference materials, north and south stack levels, microfilms, juvenile collection, circulation desk, reserve desk, media services desk and library administration, Lanham said.

Lanham said he expects to keep all library services open during the relocation of library materials.

“We must continue the services and that is our goal,” he said. “We plan to continue all library services we are currently offering into the foreseeable future.”

Lanham said terms are currently being negotiated with an off-campus moving company that would be responsible for moving all the library’s collections.

He estimates library materials will be moved at a rate of approximately 59,000 volumes per week.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 has agreed to a contract with Booth Library that ensures union members will be responsible for moving office furniture and office items out of Booth Library.

Lanham said the library materials must be moved very carefully in order to keep things in order.

 “In order to maintain collections in their current positions you have to take great care,” he said.

He said over the semester break members of the library staff traveled to East Tennessee State University to observe their library move and were able to learn from their process.

The proposed renovations to Booth Library include the addition of an atrium, the closure of the west entrance and the addition of a library entrance on the south side of the building, Lanham said.

Lanham said the new atrium will be an area were library patrons can see all the levels of the library.

“We want patrons to be able to see every level and know how to get there,” he said.

He said one of the goals of the renovation is to bring some of the features of the north building to the south building of the library.

“We’re trying to bring some of the characteristics of the old building all the way through the new building,” he said.

Another planned change will be the expansion of the south building into the parking lot on Garfield Ave. and the addition of green space where the parking lot is, Lanham said.

Lanham said the library renovations will also include group study and group listening rooms.

He said one of the problems with the current library is there is no area for groups to study without distracting others.

“We find that one of the hindrances of our current facilities is that we don’t have group study areas,” Lanham said. “We’ve watched what other universities have done with their libraries and group studies are very popular.”

In other business, ......



 
 

Wednesday, June 11, 1998

Governor Jim Edgar presented Eastern Illinois University with a $1 million check for the planning phase of the Booth Library Renovation/Expansion Project. This money was appropriated in February, and will be used to hire an architect to develop a plan for renovation and drawings.