Events to kick off Learning Commons construction

Events to kick off Learning Commons construction

Before the first floor of Love Library North closes for Learning Commons project construction, the University Libraries are hosting a pair of events in the space.

With books, shelves and furniture removed, the libraries will host a Learning Commons information session on Sept. 9, and an opportunity to stroll through a 3-D history display on Sept. 10. The events are 2 to 4 p.m. each day.

Both events are free and open to students, faculty and staff.

The Sept. 10 history event is organized by assistant professors Heather Richards-Rissetto (anthropology) and James Coltrain (history). Through 3-D technology, visitors will get the chance to travel back in time and experience things like a Colonial-era fort and a Mayan temple.

The program also includes a variety of video demonstrations on HD monitors, free popcorn and motion sensing devices.

The Sept. 9 session will feature information about the Learning Commons project. It will include detailed plans available for review. The event also includes a free stress ball for participants and popcorn.

For more information about the programs, go to

Danielle McGinnis with VonRentzell Movers packs books in the third floor stacks of Love Library South in July. Books through the library were shifted to make ready for the libraries’ Learning Commons project.