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Loyola Hosts Open House and Dedication for New High Tech, ‘Green’ Library Information Commons to Officially Open in January 2008

Join Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., members of the Loyola community, and area residents for an open house and dedication of the Information Commons, a new high-tech and environmentally friendly library located on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. In addition to the dedication, the ceremony will include comments from the Board of Trustees and supporters of the University.

Immediately following the ceremony, attendees are welcome to tour the new facility and speak to representatives who were involved with the project, including Father Garanzini; Robert Seal, dean of libraries at Loyola; Richard Klarchek, major donor; and Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architects).


– Richard J. Klarchek, member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees, Council of Regents, major donor, and founder, chairman, and CEO of Capital First Realty

– Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President, Loyola University Chicago

Friday, December 7, 2007
12:30-3:00 p.m.-Open House

Information Commons
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
6501 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL
Parking is available in the Madonna della Strada parking lot

The Information Commons is expected to be LEED certified and will be one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the nation.

*The building is expected to earn Silver Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification once it is operational, in recognition of its use of smart engineering and design to maximize efficiency and minimize waste.




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