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Library team improves study areas in Bently Hall

Library team, April 2013Under the leadership of Dmitry Kulik, the IWP library team has redone several areas of Bently Hall, improving study space and student lounge areas.

A new study area for students with six workstations is now located next to the library, and five workstations with computers are now available in the library. The back of the library now houses a new table and chairs, and a suggestion box can be found near the library front desk. In the foyer next to the back classroom on the first floor, there is a new student lounge area.

“Our students are doing incredible academic and professional work, and we at the library hope to support them as best we can,” comments Dmitry, who has also worked to add new databases and other resources to the library. “We are still in the process of making improvements, and appreciate suggestions from the student body.”

“We were happy to help make the library more of an attractive place to study and interact,” comments Vilen Khlgatyan, one of the students who was instrumental in making these improvements, along with Ben Fricke and Jon. “If you’re comfortable, you’re more likely to get more done,” says Ben.

Additional planned improvements include a coffee machine, the installation of new outlets, and increased security capability.

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Above: The back foyer, where new furniture has been added.

Library, April 2013 (2)

Above: New study stations near the library.

Library, April 2013 (3)

Above: Study stations in the library.

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Above: New tables and chairs in back of library.