There's video capture and conferencing as well as multiwalled projection technologies and wall-mounted 52-inch monitors in many of the study rooms so students can practice presentations. Students have the ability to do live streaming-- in real time-- to provide global learning opportunities too, in keeping with SU's focus on global engagement.
As changes and enhancements in technology enter the higher-education environment, this facility will be ready. The three-floor addition features easy-to-modify, 18-inch raised concrete tile and steel-framed floors.
When you walk across those floors, you can sense the earliest watchword that fueled discussions of all who planned the new library and learning commons: flexibility. Then, as you observe the spirit and excitement of all the technology-enhanced research and scholarship that's happening here, you realize it's the beginning of a new era for learning.
Check out photos of the library, courtesy of The Spectator.
Did You Know?
The Big Move: Mammoth Undertaking to Transport Collections
Back in 1966, when the library left the Administration Building and headed for new digs at A.A. Lemieux, those who were on campus recall what’s described as the bucket brigade. This involved a bevy of student volunteers snaked between the two buildings, passing boxes of books down the line from one person to another for the move into the new library.
About 245,000 books, 2,000 journal titles and 6,000 media (VHS and DVD) took the library staff roughly 12 weeks to pack between March and May 2009, when the Lemieux Library was vacated for renovations and new construction. In addition, the staff moved 525 special collections.
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