Faculty and staff invited to learn more about upcoming library renovations
Salve Regina is preparing for an upcoming renovation of McKillop Library’s first floor, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2023. Part of the Salve Signature Experience initiative, the renovation evolved from a campus space analysis and focus groups conducted last year, and was further informed by recent meetings with students, faculty and staff.
Faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the upcoming renovations are invited to an information session scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the O’Hare Academic Building, Room 260. Participants will learn how the project aligns with the University’s strategic initiatives, meet the architects, hear about the preliminary work underway and have the opportunity ask questions.
“This renovation is exciting for Salve Regina, because we see an opportunity to fulfill years of student requests,” said Dawn Emsellem, director of library services. “Over the years, students have asked for more comfortable seating, more flexible options for study furniture, better lighting and updated interior design. While we’ve sought to fulfill those requests little by little, we hope the first-floor renovation will achieve many of these changes at once.”
The renovation will also relocate academic resources to the first floor, leading to increased opportunities for collaboration and student success.
“I believe this will be an academically-focused gathering space on campus – a place for scholarly discussions, exploration of new ideas, and students discovering where their intellectual passions and gifts meet their vocations,” Emsellem said.