St. Lawrence has recently received over $200K in grant funds to support the library’s continued role as a destination for traditional research and study, while increasing access to emerging technologies and resources for digital scholarship. These external funds are allowing us to improve our group study spaces and classrooms in the Owen D. Young (ODY) Library.
Last summer, we updated 4 of our 16 group study spaces to support changes recommended by a successful student survey as well as in collaboration with Dr. Tom Greene and his Environmental Psychology class. These updates support a more engaging study environment with added features such as whiteboards and large screen displays in selected spaces. We also assessed the services points in ODY and moved the IT helpdesk to the main level, joining it with the reference desk.
We are about to begin a second phase of renovations. This will include the creation of one lecture space with 35 seats (located in the Frost-Ferguson Room) and one seminar space with 12 seats (located next to ODY 125). The work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 11th and will affect the library's lobby as well as the areas mentioned on the main and upper floors. The goal is for work to be completed by July 1.