New Chairs for the University and Dewey Libraries
Seating Limited at University Library Week of May 16
Albany, N.Y. (May 16, 2016)—662 new Herman Miller chairs will arrive at the University Library on Monday, May 23 to replace all the Library's hard, wooden chairs.
It is important for the UAlbany community to know that from May 16 to May 23 no seating will be available on the third and second floors of the University Library. This includes the private study carrels. Scholars will need to use the first and lower-level floors of the University Library from May 16 to May 23.
In late June, all the lounge chairs in the first floor northeast group study room will be replaced with new purple lounge chairs. Less seating will be available in the first floor northeast group study room during the month of June, from the time the purple lounge chairs are removed sometime after graduation until the new purple lounge chairs arrive in late June.
The University Libraries apologize to the UAlbany community for this inconvenience.
"Replacing this quantity of chairs is quite an undertaking, which is why I scheduled this upgrade during a less hectic time of the academic year," says Peter Recore-Migirditch, Director of Finance and Administration for the University Libraries. "I appreciate everyone's cooperation while this transition takes place."
"Some of the feedback we've received from students has been related to furniture," notes Interim Dean of Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "We are pleased to have this upgrade."
Other planned improvements for the University Library include a new service desk for the Interactive Media Center (IMC) and four additional white boards for the first floor group study rooms.
The Dewey Library's lower level study space will also be getting new chairs, as well as new carpeting.
For more information relating to the University Libraries' renovation projects, follow the hashtag #UAlbanyLibsReno on Twitter or Instagram.
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