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School of Library and Information Science Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facilities

Posted Nov. 25, 2013 | Bryan Webb
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Kent State University’s School of Library and Information
Science will unveil its new facilities and renovations during
a celebratory event on Dec. 4.

Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science will host a grand opening event on Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m. to unveil its new facilities and renovations. The school is located on the third floor of the University Library.

The event will feature an exhibit in the MuseLab gallery, children's book authors and illustrators in the expanded children's library areas and a variety of hands-on demonstrations and interactive activities. With the event, attendees have the chance to learn how the school is “transforming the global information environment,” as noted in its mission statement.

The 14,000-square-foot renovation more than doubles the school's space for teaching, research and student services.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and brief remarks will be given at 5:30 p.m. by Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost; Stanley Wearden, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information; and Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D, director of the School of Library and Information Science.

The event is free and open to alumni, friends, students and members of the university community. The last day to RSVP for the event is Nov. 27.

For more information about the grand opening event, including a list of demonstrations and a link to RSVP, visit