Connecticut College: Charles E. Shain Library Reopens Five Months Ahead of Schedule After $10 Million Renovation
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It’s not often an almost $10 million renovation is completed five months ahead of time.
But after more than 15 years of planning and about nine months of construction, Connecticut College’s Charles E. Shain Library officially reopened Monday afternoon after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A flagship feature of the new Shain library, Hisle said, is its $300,000 Diane Y. Williams ’59 Visualization Wall. The 24-panel interactive screen, located in the ground floor’s technology commons area, can simultaneously display multiple types of content from multiple types of computers, including iPhones. Already, professors have booked the area and its moveable furniture for hands-on classroom use.
“We’re the first liberal arts college in the country that we know of … that’s using a visualization wall for instructional purposes as opposed to public relations purposes,” Hisle said.
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