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University library plans for renovation, open forum on campus March 19

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With the determination of the Library of the Future (LotF) Steering Committee, big plans are finally set in motion for California State University, Stanislaus’ campus library.
The LotF task force is holding an open forum on March 19 at noon in the South Dining Hall on campus.
Ron Rodriguez, Dean of Library Services, encourages all students to attend and voice their opinions about how the library should improve.
“What can be done better?” Rodriguez said. “What can we do in terms of what the students want?”
The committee wants to focus on re-imagining the library’s entire experience, as well as the shape of the layout of what goes where.
Rodriguez said he wants the library to be more than just a place for students to walk in, get things done and leave.
He (and the rest of the LotF unit) wants to provide for the future a place that people will genuinely enjoy.
To help give feedback on the library, students have taken surveys around campus and online over the past few months.
“I heard that they are going to put a cafe in the library that serves probably just coffee and sandwiches,” Danibel Pourbabaei (senior, Communication Studies) said. “There might be a Starbucks but I’m not sure.”
When addressed about this rumor, Rodriguez could not help but chortle a little bit because while the idea remains true, the specifics are premature.
“I’m sure the students would like a mini-Starbucks in the library tomorrow,” Rodriguez said and then chuckled. “We’re just not there yet.”
The construction details for the university’s library have yet to be determined; however, Rodriguez has already been envisioning.
“The ideal scenario would be to have funding similar to the Science Building, where the outside stays the same and the inside is completely redone.”
Make sure to attend the open forum in order to be involved in the process.

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University library plans for renovation, open forum on campus March 19