Welcome Back to Briggs!

August 31, 2011

Briggs Library has gone through a lot of changes this summer!

We bid farewell to our Dean, Dr. David Gleim, who retired in June, and we also welcomed our new Chief University Librarian, Dr. Kristi Tornquist.  Additionally, we installed more compact shelving downstairs, bought new black & white printers for the lobby, replaced the evergreen trees lining the front walk with native South Dakota plants, added a sign to the front of the building, and installed new carpet on the upper level.

And we’re not done yet!  We’re constantly trying to improve the Library, so don’t be surprised if you see even more changes in the coming weeks and months.

P.S.  In order to replace the carpet on the upper level, all of the shelves had to be moved — twice.  Want to see how they did it?  In this video you can watch them shifting the shelves (books and all!) back into place after the new carpet was laid.

Melissa Clark
Information Services Librarian