Monday, January 5, 2009
Since we don’t know how long the music library will be inaccessible or even if the building will remain, the music collection needed to be moved. The Music Library began it’s move to the Main Library today and will probably take two weeks. The preparation for this move actually started in November. In order to make room for the music collection, the Chemistry collection on 2nd floor Main had to be re-located to the Hardin Library for Health Sciences. The circulating music book collection is going into the spot vacated by the Chemistry collection.
The rest of the collection (rare books, recordings, etc) will be taking over the 5th floor study lounge, so it can be locked and monitored. The music library staff will be on the 5th floor with that collection. We will be losing some additional seating in the Main Library an already tight situation.
The bid to move the chemistry collection and the Music Library was awarded to Carney-McNicholas, an Ohio based company. This is the company that moved the Des Moines Central Library and has worked on a number of colleges and universities moves.