By Ed Edmonds
The opening of Biolchini Hall will happen before you know it. The reading areas in the new building look outstanding, and I am pleased that all of our current first and second-year students will be able to enjoy the new spaces next year after the challenges of locating study space in Eck Hall or outside of our building during the past year. I truly appreciate the willingness of everyone to stay cheerful as we complete the renovation project.
The law library is often referred to as the heart and the laboratory of the law school. I know that the shift to online access requires us to consider that concept in a different way. The Kresge Law Library in Biolchini Hall will allow us to blend much of the traditional, like the Reading Room, with the new, our new technology spaces. We will have a significant number of group study rooms that will be outstanding spaces for collaborative learning. I am sure that they will be popular. We will be able to house our entire print and microform collection for the first time in years while continuing to provide access to digital resources. Our most important library resource, our wonderful staff, will be able to occupy significantly better work areas, and they will be able to more efficiently handle incoming resources while maintaining and improving our services. We are all excited as we anticipate starting the move soon, and we know that this fall will begin a great new chapter in the history of the Kresge Law Library.