Changes Coming to Carrier Library
by Reba Leiding
This issue of the Knowledge Edge contains articles on three new exhibits now showing concurrently in Carrier Library: the long-term exhibit “Dressing for Education: JMU Fashions Weather the Thirties and Forties” in the historic lobby, the poetry broadsides, and a colorful exhibit of Mexican movie posters collected by Assistant Dean Jeff Clark.
With the addition of the movie poster art exhibit, Carrier lobby looks especially dramatic this spring, so I encourage our readers to stop by during April and May to view them. When the exhibit is removed at the end of May, construction will begin on a renovation of Carrier’s lobby and reference area. Included in this summer's renovation is the addition of a Starbucks coffee shop. It will be located just inside the main entrance to Carrier Library and is due to open this Fall. Continuing the University's environmental stewardship standard, this Starbucks will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. We will take advantage of the renovation to reconfigure our reference area into a Learning Commons that will provide even better services. The changes also will enable us to add some casual seating and comfortable study space for our users, and make Carrier Library even more welcoming.
So come visit the exhibits in Carrier Library this spring, take a look at our graphic novels and comic book collections, and chat with our capable Circulation staff and student workers headquartered in Carrier’s lobby. And be sure to come back to check us out next fall.