From a post on the LIS blog:
Last Saturday, the Middlebury Board of Trustees approved a project to relocate the Music Library from the Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCFA) into the Davis Family Library, moving the History of Art and Architecture Department into the vacated music library space. This project is scheduled to begin next June, with completion hopefully by September.
The article says this will increase use of the MCFA facilities, which “declined steadily” ever since Rehearsals (the old cafe on the first floor next to the Museum of Art) was closed due to budget cuts.
- People won’t have to walk all the way across campus to access the 50,000-plus albums, music scores, and books on music.
- Studio Art and Architecture Studies will have more space.
- The super-creaky tracks of the movable shelves where the scores are kept will be gone.
- There will be lots of albums to browse through in Davis (listed as a con, as this will be magnificent procrastination material).