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Social Work Materials Moved!

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 31st, 2000

To support the move of the Division of Social Work from the Evansdale Campus to the Downtown Campus, the Libraries have moved materials relating to social work from the Evansdale Library to the Wise Library. Over 5,600 books and journal volumes were moved. Please check Mountainlynx for accurate location information.


Architectural Drawings Donated to Libraries

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 26th, 2000

WVU campus drawings by an architect who designed or remodeled many campus buildings are now available in the West Virginia and Regional History Collection (WVRHC) through a donation by the family last year.

Beginning in the late 1950s and up into the 1980s, Robert J. Bennett was involved in much work at WVU. His designs included the Chemistry Building Annex (’66), Knapp Hall (’65), the Evansdale Library (’78), and others including several renovations.

His estate donated the drawings, more than a score, through Bennett’s wife, Jacqueline R. Bennett, and daughter Sandy Bennett Taylor. Bennett died in 1996.

The drawings have been processed by the WVRHC and became available the first of October.

“We are really pleased to have this documentation of many of our buildings and their renovations available as a resource for those who seek additional knowledge about our campus,” said John Cuthbert, curator. “And we certainly appreciate the generosity of the Bennett family in making this important donation to enhance our archival materials.”

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New WVU Book Depository Open House Set for October 5

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 2nd, 2000

CONTACT: Frances O’Brien, dean, (304) 293-4040 ext. 4000

The West Virginia University Book Depository will be officially dedicated at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The public is invited.

The $2.8 million building was completed last spring and began storing books this summer. Very old books and ones that have not been used in 10 years will be kept there on rows of 30-foot-high shelves in the environmentally controlled building.

By next summer, nearly more than 125,000 books will be moved to the new building, which is located off of Route 705 at the old WVU poultry farm.

Speakers will be President David C. Hardesty, Provost Gerald Lang, Library Dean Frances O’Brien and Carroll Wilkinson, head of Circulation Services.

"We hope everyone will visit this new facility and learn how books are stored and retrieved for use," said Frances O’Brien, library dean. Libraries across the country are building depositories because of the abundance of materials and overcrowding, she said.