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December 5, 2012

The LADC is preparing to close for renovations over the semester break. All of the journals are boxed and located upstairs, their shelves have been removed, and the reference collection is also boxed up. Reference & video collections will be moved into the gallery beginning Dec. 7. The slide collection is being moved over to the main library for storage. These items are still available for use, though not in their traditional places on the shelf, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding materials this week.

We are open for extended hours this week for finals, and have kept study tables and chairs available downstairs. The LADC will close for renovations at the end of the day Friday, December 7 and reopen on Thursday, January 3.

Faculty, staff or students needing items from the LADC between December 8 and December 19 should contact LADC staff through email at or via telephone 334-844-7849. We will pull requested materials from LADC and bring them to RBD Library each business day beginning December 10. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pick-up at RBD Library’s circulation desk.

Access to LADC materials will be unavailable when the University is closed between December 20 and January 2.

Here are a couple of photos showing preparation for Phase II of the renovation:

Photo of renovation preparation upstairs and downstairs

Upstairs (full of journals from downstairs)      &      Downstairs (packed up and emptying out)

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation, Service |

November 8, 2012

In order to prepare the first floor of the LADC for its upcoming renovation, the bound volumes of our journals are being moved upstairs. The shelves downstairs will then be removed to get our first floor ready for  new carpet and new paint (and much more) this December.

Emptying shelves

Beginning to empty out the shelves downstairs

Meanwhile, bound journals will be located upstairs on carts and in boxes.

Currently located upstairs

Beginning with A, journal titles were moved onto carts, taken upstairs, and lined up in rows.

Carts of journals

Carts of journals

When most of the available carts were full, boxes were built, and journals are currently being moved upstairs into boxes.

Boxes for journals

Diligently labeling boxes

Diligently labeling boxes of journals upstairs

For the remainder of the semester, while journals are in this temporary location, please do not hesitate to ask us for help with the journals! We will be happy to retrieve any journal volumes that you need.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation |

September 4, 2012

The LADC's upper level has been painted and carpeted. A crew from the LADC and the main library helped complete the shift of books from temporary shelving downstairs back up to their permanent location upstairs. (It took two weeks of assembling shelving and moving books!) Our shelves' wooden end panels and pieces of our wooden furniture have been sent to be stripped and stained.

New paint & carpet New colors upstairs

Temporary study tables and lounge furniture provide a place for quiet study and reading upstairs while we await new furniture. Options for new furniture have been displayed on our bulletin board so that members of the CADC and all library users may give us feedback on the choices.

furniture options display

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Exhibits & Displays, Renovation |

July 26, 2012

The shift of books from upstairs to the main level was completed last week. All of our regular collection, oversize collection, and portfolio collection is temporarily housed on the main level.

Temp Stacks downstairs Photo of Temp Stacks

Photo of empty upstairs

Meanwhile, the upstairs is emptied of furniture and shelving for the application of new paint and carpet. Painting began this Tuesday.

Priming the soffit Soffit painted and furniture moving out

Study space, computer access, and assistance finding books are all available on the main level. Please don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or need help locating our resources.

For more frequent updates on our progress, check the LADC's Facebook page.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation |

July 18, 2012

Fabric samples and images of furniture are currently displayed in the LADC (look on our entryway bulletin board and around the first floor).  Feedback is welcome! A notepad is available by the entrance if you'd like to write comments or recommendations.

You can also view our color choices for paint, wood stain (for staining shelf ends, study tables, and wooden chairs), and carpet.

We would love to hear what you think.

Paint color samples

Fabric samples with wood stain & carpet

Comments Notepad

Display of furniture options

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Events, Exhibits & Displays, Renovation |

July 10, 2012

During July and August, you may notice changes as we install new carpet and paint upstairs. This first phase of the LADC's renovation is scheduled from July 9 to August 24 (but we hope to finish by August 16th).

The process will involve moving books onto temporary shelving located on the ground floor and in the CADC Gallery, before the work of carpet installation and painting is to be completed on the 2nd floor from July 16 to August 3. The assembly of temporary shelving is under way, and the shifting of books from upstairs began this week (see photos below).

We plan to have all of the books assembled in call number order on the temporary shelves (and the shelves marked with call number signs) by next week. Although the stacks will be marked, they might be difficult to navigate, so we will be happy to help you find anything you need. LADC staff and student employees will also be able to retrieve books on demand during the move.

Photo of temporary shelving for theses going up

Temporary shelving for the theses being assembled.

Photo of theses being shifted

The shifting begins! Theses are being consolidated to make room for more temporary shelving.

Temporary location of the theses.

The temporary location of the theses.

Photo of temporary book stacks downstairs

Two temporary stacks assembled on the ground floor for books from upstairs.

Empty shelving upstairs.

Empty shelving upstairs. The books are being shifted to the ground floor to prepare for new carpet upstairs!

Temporary location of books A 1 - NA 1011.

Temporary location of books A 1 - NA 1011.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Events, Renovation, Service |

July 10, 2012

During the charrette at the LADC, students from the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction contributed hundreds of suggestions concerning their priorities for the renovation of the LADC, including the submission of floor plans for the rearrangement of the LADC, and votes for their carpet, furniture, wood stain, and fabric preferences.

In response, the library's renovation will emphasize differentiated spaces with designated collaborative and individual study areas, an updated color scheme, maximization of natural light, and new furniture and carpet.

The renovation will be completed during the 2012-2013 school year. Phase 1 (upstairs) begins this summer, and phase 2 (ground floor) will follow in December.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation |