FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Loyola’s New High-Tech, ‘Green’ Library Officially Opens
Grand Opening Festivities Begin Monday and Include Informative Panel Discussion
Loyola University Chicago’s new high-tech and “green” library, the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons (IC), officially opens today and a three-day grand opening celebration is planned. The IC’s grand opening includes demonstrations and tours which will introduce the building’s state-of-the-art technology to the Loyola community and area residents. With 222 computer workstations, large individual and group study spaces, wireless Internet connections, digital media labs, etc., the IC is a significant addition to the campus.
As part of the opening day festivities, Loyola will host a panel discussion featuring individuals who played a major role in the development of the IC, including the lead architect, the dean of the libraries, a representative from Loyola’s Information Technology Services department, a University faculty member, and the lead project manager. The panel will touch on the IC’s environmental and energy-efficient technologies, its construction process, its benefit to the campus, and a number of other topics.
- Bob Seal: Dean of Libraries, Loyola University Chicago (panel moderator)
- Devon Patterson: Lead Architect, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
- Wayne Sliwa: Senior Facilities Manager, Loyola University Chicago
- Nancy Tuchman: Interim Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP), Loyola University Chicago
- Bruce Montes: Director, Academic Technology Services, Loyola University Chicago
Monday, January 14, 2008
5 p.m.-Panel Discussion
Grand opening festivities run January 14-16, 2008
Doors open at 7 a.m. each day
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
6501 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL
The Information Commons is expected to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and is one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the nation. Don’t miss the chance to see this building in person, and hear from the panel of individuals who are responsible for the building’s existence.