Our wonderful head librarian, Judith Wright, wanted us to tell you all about the renovations we're currently doing on our library space:
"The D’Angelo Law Library ("DLL")is half way through an exhilarating project — a renovation of the entire library along with a review and reorganization of the print collection. The solely print library of the past has become a dual print/electronic resource research environment. In response, the Library has moved much of its historically significant, but less used, collection to compact shelving and offsite storage, leaving 400,000 of the high use books in the DLL tower. Moving the books will permit prime space in the DLL tower to be converted to student study space.
"By Fall, 2007 the DLL will have a wonderfully updated and renovated physical library. Book stack space on the 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th floors will be converted to student study space and to a new office suite for Law School student services, including the offices of the Dean of Students, Registrar, the Admissions Office and the Office of Career Services. Faculty and staff offices surrounding the book stacks, an unusual design feature of the original library, are included in the renovation. This complex and ambitious project, involving upgrades and improvements throughout our 45-year-old building, undertaken – while the building is in use, will enhance the law school experiences of students and faculty for years into the future."
Photos, from the top, are the old stacks, the current renovation of the sixth floor, and the architect's rendering of what the top floors of the building will look like.