How many visits did the Clark Library receive each day? What countries used UP scholarship most? What did a 1954 nurse’s uniform look like? Learn the answers and more, and meet 3 library staff, in the 2015-2016 Clark Library annual report.
ReadUP, the campus initiative to read one book together, launched last semester. Over 300 copies of the ReadUP book, Charming Billy, were given away before Winter Break. If you finished the book, pay it forward and pass it along to a friend. Or if you cherish your copy, lend it to a friend.
Soon there will be opportunities to discuss the book and hear directly from the author.
Everyone is invited to participate in the book discussions moderated by Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C. in the Clark Library Conference Room (upper floor). Here are some starter questions to ponder in advance.
Feb. 11, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 19, Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 24, Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alice McDermott, the book’s author, will be on campus to give a public lecture followed by a book signing.
Feb. 26, Thursday, 7:00 pm in Buckley Center Auditorium
For the first time the Clark Library had two therapy dogs visit. During the last week of classes Chelsea Ritner of the University Health Center brought her dog Laika in for a few hours of stress relief. During Exam Week graduate student Kristin Gustaff brought in her therapy dog, Dalai. Both were very popular!
The Clark Library’s student workers wasted no time in decorating for the upcoming holiday. We hope the festive atmosphere illuminates everyone’s studies. The Toys for Tots collection box is also out and underneath the monitors on the main floor.
Help make a child’s holiday brighter this year! The Clark Library is participating in the U.S. Marines Corps’ Toys for Tots program as a drop off location for the 2013 Holiday season. Toys will be collected in the library for distribution to families in the Portland area who cannot afford to purchase toys as gifts for their children.
You may bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to the main level of the library beginning on Monday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 16th.
It’s been fun greeting students and their families during Orientation. The umbrella tables for Orientation weekend are a nice touch too.
We’ve also been giving out Clark Jr. bars because… we are now named the Clark Library! Extras will be in baskets at the Service Desk as long as supplies last.
The Clark Library’s doors opened to the public today and it is fun for us to see faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors admiring the building. We are still ironing out the kinks and having “real” people using the facility is helping us identify what else might need attention. More pictures to come soon, or stop by and see it firsthand (library hours)!
The fences are down and the furniture is in the building. Now it needs its people to be complete! We’ll be moving out of the Terrace Room on August 2nd and settling staff into our new home the following week. This means we will be closed to the public from August 2 – 11. The Clark Library will reopen on August 12. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back into the wonderfully renovated building!
The construction phase is mostly done. Now it’s all about getting things back into the building. First up: the storage collection from Tyson garage.
Moving a library collection requires a high degree of coordination and our super staff, in partnership with Lile movers, are making sure things end up in the right place.
The fifteen month building renovation project is nearing the one year mark! Below is a rough timeline for the move-in process. As more details are known, the campus community will be updated via the UpBeat and PilotsUP.
June: The storage collection will begin moving in mid-June and is expected to take a few weeks to complete.
July: Furnishings and some staff will move into the building.
August: After summer session ends on August 1, the Terrace Room staff and collection will move into the building.
If all goes according to plan, the building will reopen in mid-August and a campus celebration will be held in late September.