The University of Kansas Libraries
Dean's Message, Fall 2009
August 18, 2009
Welcome to KU Libraries!
You are now connected to a robust gateway of resources that were carefully selected and organized to facilitate inquiry, discovery and delivery of information at KU and beyond.
As we embark on this new semester, I am pleased to share with you news of several new projects underway within the libraries.
Up on Watson’s fourth floor, you’ll see work begin on the new center for scholars, a collaborative project with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The center will be a new home base for data analysis and other service points critical to advancing research on this campus and beyond.
Also on Watson’s fourth floor is a study lounge designated for faculty and graduate students. The area offers flexible seating, electronic resources and space that is ideal for group or solo work.
Don’t forget to stop by our multi-media exhibition area on the third floor of Watson. This fall’s exhibit highlights faculty research, library resources and the visual and scholarly communication that is bringing much needed awareness to the world’s AIDS crisis.
Over at Anschutz Library, work has started on the new learning commons, an exciting new project between Information Services and Student Success. This student-focused center will integrate library, information technology and student success services and resources in an environment that encourages learning through inquiry, collaboration, discussion and consultation.
lorraine j. haricombe
Dean of Libraries