We are meeting with architects from Group 70 next week to discuss plans for reconstructing the basement. Our desire is
to have a contiguous space for Government Documents & Maps so that we can have a shared reference desk and shared
Many people have expressed dismay that we are going back into the basement. My response is, "Where else would we go?"
There is no funding to completely renovate the library so that collections may be kept out of the basement, nor is there room
for our department in any other building on campus.