On Commencement Day, this is how the Listening Room (LR) looked on the day before renovations began. Equipment was still in place at the stations, student-created posters about the opera, Porgy and Bess, were still hanging on the walls, and the microforms cabinets were still in position in the Microform room.
The LR’s collections of videos and compact discs were still tightly shelved in the LR’s office. Once the renovation is completed, however, most of these items will have a brand new home.
All was still operating as normal. Graduating seniors were returning recordings as one of their last acts before leaving the campus as newly minted alums.
However, this was not a normal situation. Staff had already begun prepping items for the move to clear the rooms for renovation….