Taubman Health Sciences Library moves print collection

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The moment Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) director and associate university librarian Jane Blumenthal has been patiently awaiting has finally arrived.

“The books are moving,” says Blumenthal, “beginning on March 4.” She expects the move, which will shift the bulk of THL’s print collection to an off-campus storage facility, to be complete by the end of May. The work was originally scheduled to take place last summer, but was postponed to accommodate upgrades to the storage site.

The move is the next step in a plan, approved by the Regents last April, to renovate the THL building. The rehousing of the bulk of the less-used print collection will yield space to support collaborative learning, studying, and clinical skills training for medical and other health professional school students.

Blumenthal and her staff are more than ready for the change. “Our colleagues in the health sciences schools and colleges and in…

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