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Catawba's Renovated Corriher-Linn-Black Library Hosts Open House

January 09, 2008

Category: Academics, Events

After a yearlong renovation, staff members of Catawba College's Corriher-Linn-Black Library will host an open house in their newly refurbished space between noon and 3 p.m., Thursday, January 17. Members of both the college and local community are invited to attend the event.

Library Open HouseThe Salisbury architectural firm of Ramsey, Burgin and Smith Architects, Inc. oversaw the library renovations which capitalized on existing tall ceilings, large windows and spacious public spaces. An information commons was created, offering attractive seating and plenty of computers, along with a library instruction lab, a reading area and spaces for collaborative learning in small groups. As a way to maximize the 1953 circa building's limited square footage, the renovation also included high-density or compact shelving to house most of the library's collections.

The staff and collections of the library moved out of the space during the Christmas holidays in 2006 and were temporarily relocated for a year to the second floor of Hoke Hall and four mobile units on campus behind Hoke Hall (to house library collections) during the renovation period.

The College plans a formal dedication of spaces in the library in mid-February.


PhotosPHOTOS: Library Open House and Renovations