UA Libraries Wants Faculty and Staff Opinions

University Libraries has partnered with Shepley-Bulfinch, a national design firm, to develop plans to reimage and renovate spaces in Gorgas Library. Faculty and staff have an opportunity to take part in shaping the new vision for Gorgas through survey and focus group research.

An online survey will be open through Aug. 25.

In addition to the survey, the Libraries will be hosting faculty and staff focus group sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both sessions will be conducted in 205 Gorgas. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Shepley-Bulfinch representatives will conduct the meetings and will listen and record all responses.

Leaders in design innovations since 1874, Shepley-Bulfinch is a national award-winning design firm with studios in Boston, Houston and Phoenix.


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