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2001/2002 Executive Summary

The year 2001/2002 had two notable highlights in the Fall and two in the Spring. Several changes in appearance started the year. Joyner Library shifted the government documents from the second floor to compact shelving in the basement. The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) materials were then moved up to the second floor and the periodicals to the first. Considerably more seating space was made available on the main floor. The Music Library added new compact shelving and were given an additional room for a listening area. The staff offices were also renovated.

Two new associate directors joined the library faculty at the beginning of the academic year. John Lawrence, AD for Services, took over from interim associate dean Margaret Foote, who departed for Kentucky. Deana Astle, AD for Collections, filled a new position and immediately began the difficult task of shifting our journal subscriptions from Faxon to Swets/Blackwell.

Academic Library Services and the Laupus Health Sciences Library were jointly given the SACS accreditation team commendation for their cooperation on numerous projects, most notably the Virtual Library @ ECU. This recognition was the only one given to the campus after the ten-year accreditation visit.

On Founder's Day, the Ronnie Barnes African-American Resource Center was dedicated in the TRC. Mr. Barnes, the head trainer for the New York Giants football team, endowed the Center for research into African-American history by all students.

In addition to these highlights, the library faculty and staff were extremely active serving our patrons. Details can be found in the departmental highlights.