Every one of us has uttered those words (although usually a modifier or two precedes "cold").
Our two buildings share a trait that makes temperature changes
problematic--their otherwise wonderful, open design. It's simply hard
for any heating or cooling system to have an immediate effect in those
expansive spaces. So, a day or two after a significant change in the
weather the temperature in the main reading room is usually fine . . .
and the Annex is still cold.
The Annex has an innovative heating system that was developed in the
wake of the energy crisis of the late 1970's. If you look at the
ceilings in the Annex, you'll notice small vents around the perimeter
of the building and larger vents scattered throughout the interior.
Only the small vents blow heated air. The rest of the vents blow
unconditioned air that is supposed to circulate the warm air. Since the
warm air enters the building around the edges where cold outside air
cools the building, it is supposed to counteract that cold outside air
It's a great theory that was proven wrong from day one. The University
has replaced the heating system in every other building on campus that
had this original system. We are obviously next on the replacement
schedule, but we don't know what that means. In the meantime, those of
us who work in the Library plead with Physical Plant to set the
thermostat higher and pass along the many complaints from folks who are
studying with their coats on.
[ed.: reprinted from November 2007 Amicus Briefs because the situation is unchanged, unfortunately]
Meet Dan Riggs
Riggs joined the Law Library staff in December as the Serials Associate
in the Acquisitions Department. Dan oversees all of the ordering,
claiming, cancelling, and updating of library materials on standing
order or subscription, such as law reviews and loose-leaf treatises.
Dan has a BA in English Literature from the University of Evansville.
He later earned an Associate's degree in Health Science from St.
Catherine College. Dan's work history includes many years at Davis Kidd
Booksellers in Nashville, TN.
In his free time, Dan enjoys classical music, playing the piano, and
cycling. Dan moved to Athens in the fall of 2008 with his wife Sandra
Riggs, who is a librarian at the Miller Learning Center.
New Reference Desk Hours
now offer reference services from 9am - 6pm Monday through Thursday!
This change is in response to an analysis of the times assistance is most
often requested. Our Friday and Sunday hours remain the same.
MLK Holiday Hours
The Law Library's hours over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend are as follows:
Friday, January 15: 7am - 9pm
Saturday, January 16: 8am - 9pm
Sunday, January 17: 8am - 2am
Monday, January 18: 6pm - 2am
Hazel's person, 3L Rachel Goodrich, adopted this cutie-pie from Athens Clarke County Animal Control last year.
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