American Libraries Showcases Evans Library Renovation

Marketing and Communications | March 23, 2011

The first floor renovation at Texas A&M University’s Sterling C. Evans Library is featured in the American Libraries’ “Design Showcase” for 2011, which highlights the best in new and newly renovated libraries of all types. Dubbed the “Reimagine the Library” project, the Evans Library makeover debuts with other selected libraries nationwide as part of a serialized Library Design edition. American Libraries, the official journal of the American Library Association, is distributed to its 61,403 members in the United States, Canada and more than 115 other countries.

The 2011 Library Design showcase focuses on key architectural elements. The Evans Library Renovation appears online in sections highlighting Enhanced Functionality (March 17), Outdoor Connections  (March 22), and Community Living Rooms (March 23), as well as the American Libraries Digital Supplement, which will be emailed to ALA members in early April. A video preview is currently available at the American Libraries’ website.

“We are delighted that American Libraries will showcase our reimagined space in the Evans Library. The library planning group and the design team did an exceptional job in responding to our students’ needs for additional study spaces, comfortable furnishings, and expanded dining at Poor Yorick’s,” explained Steven E. Smith, associate dean of the University Libraries. The University Libraries will host its own celebration of the renovation on April 28, he noted.