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volume 17, issue 2
November 3, 2003

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New Lounges in Myrin!

An exciting new look is coming to both the main floor and basement levels of the Library.

The main floor lounge is one of the most popular spots in the Library. To create additional lounge areas for students, a crew from Physical Plant will move the existing lounge chairs and sofas to the basement to create a second lounge.

Moving the existing lounge furniture downstairs provides the opportunity to renovate the main floor lounge.

After consulting with a group of students (Andrea Christian, Katie Lobb, Lauren Perotti, John Ramsey, Melanie Scriptunas, and Amy Williams) about the possibility of redesigning the main floor lounge and adding all new furnishings, Charles Jamison, Library Director, met with Dean Judith Levy and Fred Klee, Physical Plant Director, to discuss the project.

The student "consultants" then helped develop a plan to purchase the new furniture from IKEA. The new chairs and tables that were selected are similar to the four IKEA chairs that were placed near the "New Books" shelves this semester that have become so popular with students.

In all, 30 new chairs will extend the seating capacity of lounges in the Library, bringing the total to 50 throughout the entire building.

Special thanks go to Dean Levy, Win Guilmette and Fred Klee for supporting this project, the students who assisted with the selection of the furniture, the library student assistants who helped assemble the furniture, and Mike Birmingham from Physical Plant who greatly assisted with the project.

To celebrate these new areas for studying, meeting, and relaxing, the Library will hold an Open House on Friday, November 7 at 3:00-4:00 PM. Please join the Myrin Staff to enjoy the new furnishings and also check out the most recent additions to the Myrin Library student art collection, which were recently installed in the main floor lounge.

Refreshments will be served at 3:00 p.m. and all are cordially invited!