For immediate release
||Tom Koch, UTD
McDermott Library At UT Dallas
Texas (May 10, 2001) – Beginning this summer, the McDermott Library
at The University of Texas at Dallas will undergo a multi-million
dollar renovation that will continue through the fall.
The improvements are made possible by a donation from Mrs.
Eugene McDermott, widow of a co-founder of both Texas Instruments and
the research center that in 1969 became UTD.
project is a part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the McDermott
Library among the leading academic libraries in the region,” said
Dr. Larry Sall, director of libraries at U.T. Dallas.
“We are grateful to Mrs. McDermott for her keen interest and
devotion in making this library a premier element of UTD.”
will begin on the fourth floor of the library.
Shelving will be changed from an east-west direction to a
north-south alignment. Aisles
will be wide enough to accommodate patrons in wheel chairs.
The McDermott Suite on the fourth floor will be expanded.
Existing balconies will be brought indoors, and concrete
flooring will be added where internal open spaces currently exist.
Library administration offices will be temporarily relocated,
and the photographic services studio will be permanently moved to the
first floor. Upgrades
will be made later to the third floor
hope the disruptions will be minor, and we encourage students and
patrons to work with us as we go through these improvements,” Sall
said. “We recommend
that researchers consult our website (www.utdallas.edu/library)
for updated information about the progress and availability of certain
materials and resources.”
architectural work is being done by Booziotis & Company Architects
of Dallas. PageSoutherlandPage LLP of Dallas is doing the mechanical
and electrical engineering work.
A grand re-opening of the McDermott Library is scheduled for
work unrelated to the interior renovations, a major overhaul of the
four large air handlers on the roof of the McDermott Library building
is under way. Those
repairs are expected to take two to three months.
University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of
Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major
multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor ®,
enrolls approximately 6,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students.
The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of
Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The
university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral degree programs. For
additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web
site at www.utdallas.edu.
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