During December through early February, the final touches were completed on the renovation of the Briscoe Library’s 5th floor. Included in the renovation were upgrades to the heating, ventilation and cooling system, new ceiling, lighting, carpeting and paint. Along with new study furnishings and electrical upgrades that were installed earlier in 2012, the renovations make the 5th floor a popular place for students to gather and study.
Study spaces are designed for both individual and collaborative work. Group study rooms on the 5th floor are equipped with media:scape furniture and computer connections that allow for “walk-up and connect” use. Groups using this technology can easily display computer presentations from more than one computer for interaction and collaboration. White board walls in these rooms also allow for spontaneous display of study aids and notes on a large wall surface.
The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the University Archives office are also located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library, inspiring students and faculty to learn from the past as well as from the latest technology.
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries
Tags: March 2013