Saturday, 29 August 2009

Move back to South Block: Progress so far.

At last the library collection has been moved over from the North to the South Block and the library staff have been working hard to re-arrange the collection in the newly refurbished library area. This includes two converted seminar rooms with additional compact shelving and two converted library staff areas since the basement area (previously the lower reading room) is no longer available.

Painted ceiling room = New Common Room

New compact shelving / rolling stacks in one of the literature rooms

New library reception area / issue desk

New shelving for the epigraphy / papyrology section

Shelving for the archaeology section: This area was previously used for literature. Note the new lighting.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Staffing: Welcome and goodbye

Sophia Fisher has opted for early retirement and her last day was 31st July 2009. We thank her for her many years of service and wish her well. We welcome two new staff: Christopher Ashill, (who started in June) - his last post was at the Royal Horticultural Library but prior to that he was working in The Senate House Library (part of University of London Research Library Services), so he is back on familiar territory. Today, 3rd August, marks the starting date of our New Trainee, Louise Flynn, from King's College London who will replace Katie Rose who begins an MA in Library and Information Studies in University College London in September.