Monday, January 13, 2020

Welcome Back, Huskies!

Sarah Holmes and I have been busy this past semester, and we are excited to share a few updates that have taken place inside the Music Library. We had the pleasure of working with Sophia Varcados from the Office of Marketing and Creative Services. Together we were able to print and install new signage on our entrance windows, a new “hours” sign outside of our entrance and a couple of nice signs to display when welcoming our students and faculty to the Music Library. Sophia was huge help in the design process and even during installation. We are very happy to have these simple, yet crucial updates to our space.

In addition, Sarah, Dean Barnhart, Joe Thomas and I have been working alongside School of Music Director, Andrew Glendening to move the School of Music DoIT Computer Lab into the Music Library. We have obtained 10 computers equipped with music notation software and midi piano keyboards, newer desks and chairs to be used with these machines, as well as a phone and laptop charging station. We are excited for the new to us items in the Music Library and even more excited for the student patrons that this will draw in. With the addition of these computers, we were able to relocate one of our catalog computers to the second floor, allowing our patrons to search the online catalog without having to go up and down stairs repetitively. We have also opened up some space on the main floor we like to call our Reading Nook. It allows for individual or small group study.

Also, in collaboration with the School of Music Faculty, our 2nd floor classroom has been updated with matching chairs(!) and outdated equipment has been removed. This space will now be used as the primary conference room for the faculty and staff of CVPA, while still being available for faculty and student use.

We hope that our Music Library Patrons will enjoy these new 2020 updates. Happy New Year!

- Kate Swope, SMLS

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