W. T. Young Library renovations to facilitate group learning



By Anyssa Roberts

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Renovations to the William T. Young Library totaling more than $330,000 will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday.

The renovations in the North and South wings of the second floor were aimed at facilitating a more active group learning environment for students, according to a UK news release.

The open space is complete with three new “media:scapes,” which allow students to work in groups and share a TV.

The Hub, located in the basement, also has a “media:scape.”

There also are tables with multiseating areas and a state-of-the-art classroom, Librarian Shawn Livingston said.

In addition, white boards serve as walls to separate study areas.

Livingston said the changes are to keep the library up to date.

Around 5,700 feet of shelving were removed, including the south wall of the second floor, he said.

The periodicals section on the second floor was also permanently moved to the third floor.

The dedication ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Friday in the library’s atrium.