SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library to be Closed For Four Years; $30+ Modernization Program to Begin After Removal of Asbestos is Completed
From the Democrat and Chronicle:
In January, after asbestos particles were found on surfaces in Milne Library at State University of New York at Geneseo, the college shut down the building for remediation work that was expected to last at least through the spring semester.
On Tuesday, however, college president Denise Battles told the campus community via email that the library will remain closed for the next four years — meaning that freshmen who enroll this fall could earn their bachelor’s degrees without ever setting foot inside the Milne building.
It isn’t that the asbestos removal will take longer than originally thought. It’s that the college decided that instead of doing asbestos abatement this year and then embarking on a more than $30 million library renovation in 2022, as originally planned, it will start the massive modernization project immediately after asbestos removal is finished.
Read the Complete Article (approx. 400 words)
See Also: Milne Library Project FAQ
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.