Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2008
Moody Garden Level Redesign
Hightower Book Vault Nearing Completion
Jennifer Stephens Maestas Endowment Established
Ronan Tynan Amazes Attendees
BUWAH: Making a Difference
Libraries Receive Donation of Geneva Bible
Upcoming Events - Spring 2008
Change can be disruptive, accommodating, unexpected or even welcomed depending on the situation. For us in the Libraries, the changes taking place on the garden level of Moody Library are exciting as we are about to expand the Riley Digitization Center.
With this expansion, the Riley Digitization Center will help position the Baylor Libraries to be a Texas and regional leader in digitizing rare and unusual books and primary source documents. One current example is our groundbreaking work on the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. A second is the excellent design and execution of digitizing and providing access to the Guthrie Civil War letters to interested users.
Another highly-anticipated change will be the flexible high-techclassroom and group study rooms. The space will help us prepare students to enter a competitive marketplace by exposing them to new technology, both hardware and software. Although still in the planning and fund-raising stages, our goal is to provide our students and faculty with innovative solutions to their ever-growing education and research needs. For this reason, I think you will agree with me change is a very good thing.
In this issue, read about the changes taking place at the W.R. Poage Library with the completion of the Hightower Book vault and the addition of the new Stephens-Maestas Endowment for purchasing children’s literature. I welcome you to visit the campus and attend some of the special events the Libraries are hosting this spring. I hope to see you soon.
Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries