Library Renovation and Expansion Project (2004-2006)

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The Kalamazoo College Library Renovation and Expansion Project has provided a state-of-the-art facility for students, staff and faculty. The new addition increased the total building space by 37,450 square feet, a 72% increase. Much of this added space is be used for books, library users, and offices. The addition allows growth in the collection from the current 300,000 volumes to about 500,000. Excavation began on the west addition in March 2004. Renovation was completed in the fall of 2005 and the building opened to the public in January 2006. The final cost of the project was $17.8 million, coming in well below the estimated $19.5 million.


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    Upjohn Library Commons Sustainability Initiatives
    (2006) Lightcap, Kathryn
    Flyer outlining the sustainability initiatives put into place during the construction of the Upjohn Library Commons.
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    Re-Placing the Library
    (2006-04-22) Parker, Jo Ellen
    This is the keynote address for the Upjohn Library Commons dedication program given on April 22, 2006 by Jo Ellen Parker, Executive Director of the National Institute for Technology in the Liberal Arts (NITLE).
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    Announcement of Anita's Name
    (2007-12-20T16:33:02Z) Strauss, Dhera A., 1950-
    Anita Newlibrary, the renovation and expansion project mascot, and Kalamazoo College Information Services staff announce Anita Newlibrary's name. Includes (top row): Liz Smith, Peter Zillmann, Scott Ryder, Jeff Dancer, Russ Aspinwall, Linda Schubel, Mary Griswold, Julie Hartenberger, Mark Fedak; (middle row): Susan Bos, Wilfred Lim, Lisa Palchick, Robin Rank, Carolyn Zinn; (bottom row): Dhera Strauss, Ken Arthur, Russell Cooper.
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    Anita in Box
    (2007-12-20T16:16:54Z) Strauss, Dhera A., 1950-
    Anita Newlibrary, the renovation and expansion project mascot, helps pack Reference books in the Reference area of the old Upjohn Library.
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