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NRR Opening & Colloquium Series

This morning all of the faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the official unveiling of the new North Reading Room, previously the Science & Engineering Library, in the Melville Library. I vividly remember the horrid pink walls and stained green carpets and never, ever being able to get a computer (it's quite a popular spot!). Dean Constantia videoed in to share her excitement as everyone was introduced to the space and its many new features. We all were encouraged to test out the new seating, visit the study rooms, and explore the beautiful new reading room! It's super snazzy, modern, and soooo clean!

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Post NRR unveiling, we all went over to the Special Collections Seminar Room to wrap up the semester with the latest installment of the Colloquium Series. This monthly event invites library faculty and staff to share current research, achievements, professional development activities and ideas with their colleagues, encouraging collaboration and innovation across departments. The Colloquium focused on the technology and digital initiatives within library spaces and included presentations on digital gaming tools, 3D printing (!), and gif making(!).

Kristen Cinar, our Public Services Coordinator, explained how gaming tools can be used to breathe life into any subject matter and even enhance departmental training techniques while yielding informative assessment data!

Laura and I gave micro-versions of our NYLA presentations on 3D printing and gif making. It was a great way to wrap up the semester and learn more about what my colleagues are working on! I'm definitely looking forward to the fall semester for more awesome and inspiring presentations!

LibraryDana Haugh