“Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant,” said one very wise Anthony J. D’Angelo, a man who sparked a revolution in higher education.
Yes, change is stirring in our beloved Penrose Library. The Access Desk—the very port of Welcome to our fair building of wisdom! —is moving this week.
Beginning June 20, the Access Desk will be open for business in DU’s temporary library, Penrose@Driscoll. Penrose@Driscoll will be found just across the green from Penrose Library in the Driscoll Student Center Ballroom. Between now and then, Access Services will remain open in its current location in Penrose Library, albeit with a temporary desk.
The super heroes that work the desk have the temporary routine worked out, so they can and will continue to serve in fine style. Driscoll will be the new home of the Access Services desk, along with the most other library services until the new Academic Commons at Penrose Library re-opens in late 2012.
We’ve been expecting this. We’ve been planning for it. For months, maybe even years. Yet seeing it is bittersweet. But we know we’ll be back with a bigger, better, more comfortable, more energy efficient Academic Commons at Penrose Library. A Library truly ready for future 21st century scholars and the next forty years of serving the DU community!