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Catawba College Library Director Interviewed for "Against the Grain"

March 23, 2009

Category: Staff

McKinzieAn interview with Catawba College's Corriher-Linn-Black Library Director, Dr. Steve McKinzie, was published in the December 2008 – January 2009 edition of "Against the Grain." In the interview, McKinzie discussed the recent renovation of the 25,000 square foot library at Catawba.

The renovations, completed in late 2007, cost less than $3.5 million and capitalized on the building's existing tall ceilings, open public spaces and large, tall windows. The project, which included a new roof and asbestos abatement, used a local architect, Ramsey, Burgin and Smith Architects, Inc. of Salisbury, and a project manager to oversee the work. Take a virtual tour of the library »

Other renovation features include the creation of an information commons, more attractive seating, the addition of more computers, a library instruction lab, a reading area, collaborative learning spaces, and a coffee and drink area in the lobby.

McKinzie, who earned his bachelor of arts degree from East Texas State University, his master's degree from East Carolina University and his master of library science degree from Vanderbilt University, joined the Catawba College community in June of 2006.

Read the full "Against the Grain" interview, "Breaking All the Rules: Library Renovation at Catawba College" at


PhotosPHOTOS: Library Open House and Renovations

VirtualVIRTUAL TOUR: The Corriher-Linn-Black Library