5th Anniversary of the opening of the Main Library

Five years ago this week the College community gathered on the front lawn of the Main Library to officially dedicate the new building. We were fortunate to have perfect weather for the event. It was a great day, full of music, dance, speeches, food, etc.

Main Library Dedication Ceremony, October 2004

To veiw more photos of the event find them on the server here–

orgs\LIS\LISstaff\Library Dedication photos

The Main Library is a remarkable success. It has greatly enhanced the academic mission of the College by bringing together services that were scattered around campus. It’s clear the students love the place and we compete with the dining halls (yes, with food!) as the place to meet up with friends. Students spend many hours individually and in groups learning, studying, viewing media, and working on projects of all kinds. The Main Library has become the heart of the campus for many students who never knew Starr Library when it was anything other than a tag at the end of the name of the Axinn Center.

An overview of the history of the project can be found here.

http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/about/library_info/newlib/

To take a walk down memory lane check out this press release.

http://www.middlebury.edu/about/pubaff/news_releases/2004/library_dedication.htm

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