Moody Library celebrates anniversary with major grant

WACO, TX - Baylor University's  Moody Memorial Library will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary next year, and to help it get ready in a big way, has received a $100,000 grant from the Moody Foundation to begin renovations and upgrades to its first floor.

It was, in fact, the same Moody Foundation that provided a large lead gift to get the library built in the first place back in 1967.

This new grant will be used to revitalize the building's interior with an innovative instructional learning space, comple with with flexible furnishings, upgraded interiors and new technology.


"This gift will serve as a significant catalyst for our long-term plans to reimagine and renovate Moody's first floor as we continue to meet the needs of our 21st century patrons," said John S. Wilson, interim dean of University Libraries.

"The Moody Foundation saw the importance of continuing to provide a high level of service to Baylor students, faculty and staff through innovative learning spaces, and we are excited to partner with them on this project."

The space, which will be located behind the library's main circulation desk, is envisioned as an active learning space.

This could be just the beginning for even bigger plans for the library according to Beth Farwell, director of Central Libraries.

"We hope to see the entire first floor reimagined to include the kind of spaces students have told us are important to their success, like individual study spaces and aesthetically pleasing areas that inspire creativity, collaboration and academic success," she said.

Work is expected to begin this fall.


 


 

 

 


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