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Ekstrom Library 1 East Renovation Project: Timeline

In 2014-2015 Ekstrom Library renovated its first floor east side. View the project description, timeline, documents, and photographs.

May 2014

  • Initial conversation with University Planning, Design & Construction (UPDC)
  • Conversations with Ekstrom's Media and Circulation departments about cooperative programming and staffing
  • Assessment Report delivered to Dean
  • Development of rationale for services, spaces, and organization structure realignment
  • Faculty and staff "town hall" discussions of assessment report

June 2014

  • Aggregate responses from town halls, 2014 Benchmark Survey, and further data collection
  • Conversations with individuals and departments about new organizational chart
  • Dean emails project update to library personnel

July 2014

  • Browsing Collection moves to 3rd floor
  • Follow-up meeting with UPDC
  • Assess staffing needs
  • Implement marketing/communication plan
  • Dean emails project update to library personnel

August 2014

  • File Capital Project Authorization Request
  • New organizational chart released to library personnel
  • Begin book circulation services from Media Services desk
  • Begin moving Reference Collection to 2nd floor
  • Recruit for User Services Manager position
  • Develop web page for 1e renovation project

September 2014

  • Release RFP for architectural design services
  • Dismantle Reference Collection shelves

November 2014

  • Create new centralized service desk prototype
  • Review User Services Manager applications
  • Create provisional branding plan for East/West Service Desks

December 2014

  • Begin work with design consultant
  • Conduct interviews for User Services Manager

January 2015

  • Launch beta version of East Service Desk
  • User Services Manager begins

February 2015

  • Finalize branding / signage / wayfaring plan
  • Get feedback from Library Student Advisory Board (LSAB)on design and service plans

March 2015

  • Begin light demolition of selected spaces

May 2015

  • Finish demolition of selected spaces and begin constructions

August 2015

  • Target date for occupying new space