New Classroom, Seminar Room under Construction in Bird Library
Syracuse University Libraries will begin construction of new classroom and seminar rooms on the lower level of Bird Library this summer, supported in part by a gift from the Solomon Spector Foundation in honor of Joseph and Elaine Spector.
The classroom will accommodate up to 72 people and features the latest in modern pedagogical technology. The registrar will schedule use of the classroom Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Syracuse University Libraries will schedule the classroom at all other times. The seminar room, a technology-enhanced space that features user-configurable furniture, will accommodate up to 20 people. Its use will be scheduled by the libraries. In addition, the area between the two new rooms will be outfitted as a study and lounge space with new furniture.
The construction project will begin in early June and is scheduled for completion before the end of the fall 2014 semester. Public areas of the lower level will be closed during the first 7-9 weeks of the project. The area will reopen after preliminary work is done to enclose the construction zone.
The quiet reading room previously located on the lower level has been relocated to room 458 on the fourth floor of Bird Library. It will move back to the lower level when the construction project is finished. The reading room in Carnegie Library will also re-open for silent study at the start of the fall semester.
The new rooms will be available at the start of the spring 2015 semester.