What's Happening 8/2015

The Library is gearing up for the arrival of new medical and graduate students in August.  We are finishing a few projects related to the renovation.  Our water fountain has been replaced by a combo water fountain / bottle filler, funded by donations to the Medical Library Foundation fund.  Also underway are some additional electrical outlets for our booth counter tables. 

The Illinois Prairie Pastel Society exhibit remains up through the month, and library visitors have the chance to make their own art with coloring pages and pencils. 

What's Happening 7/2015

This month sees a new exhibit in the Library: the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society is exhibiting through August.  A Meet the Artists event will occur Friday, July 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Students continue to make good use of the after hours study option.  Wall-hung monitors in the group study rooms and collaboration areas are ready for use.  A variety of connectors are available for loan at the Circulation Desk to accommodate different devices.

What's Happening 5/1-31

What's Happening May 1-31, 2015

After hours study launched this week for SIU SOM medical and graduate students.  The photo shows one student's after-hours study environment, including the whiteboard marker drawing of a sports car (all students need to take a break now and then)!  After hours study appeals to those who like to stay late or start early.  Security, housekeeping, and library staff have worked closely to plan for a safe and welcoming environment for the all-hours studiers.  Vending machines are expected next week.

What's Happening 4/13-17

What's Happening April 13-17

The trees in the courtyard are starting to bloom and afford a picture of spring.  After a successful renovation reception on April 6, we are now celebrating National Library Week with 3-D printer displays and an open house on Friday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  We continue to work on punch list items, especially regarding technology.  We're also working on our various doors and locks to prepare for after-hours study access.  Please stop by this week to see the 3-D printer and join us Friday for the open house!  

What's Happening 4/6-10

What's Happening April 6 - 10

The permanent signs were affixed in the Library last week.  Final punch list items continue to be tackled, and the space is looking very good!  A renovation reception is scheduled for Monday, April 6, and a renovation open house for Friday, April 17.  We are ready to show off the wonderful work that's been done by so many architectural, electrical, HVAC, trade and craft professionals!  We couldn't be prouder of the results!


What's Happening 3/23-27

What's Happening March 23-27

Touch-up and fine tuning continue as the renovation winds down.  The interior windows were washed greatly enhancing the view of and light from the courtyard.  New power / USB outlets were added to the study carrels.  The main entrance door mullion was installed, as was the door glass.  Our architects were on-site last week to check our progress. We continue to work through our punch list of items to be completed in advance of celebratory events in April.

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What's Happening 3/16-20

What's Happening March 16-20

Last week saw our first library study break in the new lobby area.  The monitors were hung in all the group study rooms, and the glass "white board" walls were covered with study notes!  The display wall's protective back panels were installed.  We are now working through a punch list of items to be completed and planning several celebratory events for April.

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