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In May of 1997, the Engineering Library moved to Main Library while Seamans Center construction and renovation went forward. I should say it was moved, lock, stock, and book stacks. A fine example of hands-on librarianship! The small truck and a van made over 160 trips from the Engineering Building to the Main Library just down the hill. The truck odometer showed 34 miles. The smiling fellow seen in the picture of the truck and elsewhere is John Forys, who has now led the Engineering Library for 30 years. Fortunately for us, he is also an engineer. Without his careful planning the library would have been 75 tons of books in a heap. As it was, the library reopened in Main Library with all services three weeks after the move began. The last photo shows the “class picture” of the moving crew. The students in the group look like they are still ready for more. The librarians pretend to, but aren’t. Ah, Youth!

During the four years “in exile” the CD-ROM era came to an end as a means for delivering information services. Only one of the numerous CD changers and towers came back to the new quarters in Seamans Center.

Engineering Library move

Engineering Library move

Engineering Library move

Engineering Library move

Engineering Library move

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