LHS-Chicago construction week of September 1

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of September 1:

  • Study rooms B8 through B4 are unavailable (continuing)

LHS-Chicago construction week of August 25

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago.  As a result, disruptions to the library’s services and atmosphere are expected.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of August 25:

  • Study rooms, B8 through B4, are unavailable (continuing).

LHS-Chicago construction week of August 18

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago.  As a result, disruptions to the library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of August 18:

  • Study rooms, B8 through B4, are unavailable.

Daley Library construction week of August 18

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of August 18:

  • Testing of new fire alarm devices’ strobes and horns takes place on all floors.
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.

Daley Library construction week of August 11

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of August 11:

  • Workers will pull electrical wires to the fire alarm notification devices (strobes and horns) on the 4th floor.
  • Testing of new fire alarm devices’ strobes and horns takes place on all floors.
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.

 

Daley Library construction week of August 4

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of August 4:

  • Pipe installation for the sprinkler system in the Daley Library will continue on the 4th floor, affecting all public areas and research carrels on that floor.  There also will be workers pulling electrical wires to the fire alarm notification appliances (strobes and horns) on the 4th floor.  Strobes and horns testing will occur during the week.
  • One elevator at a time in the Daley Library will be shut down for sprinkler system installation.
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.
  • Offices on the 2nd floor/south (near the Quiet Study area) will be renovated starting August 1.

Daley Library construction week of July 28

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of July 28:

  • Pipe installation for the sprinkler system in the Daley Library will continue on the 4th floor, affecting all public areas and research carrels on that floor.  There also will be workers pulling electrical wires to the fire alarm notification appliances (strobes and horns) on the 4th floor
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.
  • Offices on the 2nd floor/south (near the Quiet Study area) will be renovated starting August 1.

Daley Library, LHS-C construction week of July 21

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of July 21:

  • Pipe installation for the sprinkler system in the Daley Library will continue on the 4th floor, affecting all public areas and research carrels on that floor.  There will be some work pulling electrical wires to the fire alarm notification appliances (strobes and horns) on the 2nd floor/north.
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.
  • The electrical upgrade project in the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago continues.

Daley Library, LHS-C construction week of July 14

Several facilities projects are underway in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.  All projects create dust and noise; patrons coming to the buildings should consider bringing hearing protection devices.  The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas on its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of July 14:

  • Pipe installation for the sprinkler system in the Daley Library 2nd floor will be completed and will begin on the 4th floor/north.   This work will impact the 2nd floor quiet study area and public areas on the 2nd and 4th floors.
  • The terrazzo flooring on the 1st floor/northeast area of the Daley Library is expected to be completed on Wednesday, July 16.  Until completion of the project, there is no access to/from the 1st floor north stairwells, and the administrative hallway is inaccessible.  Any library staff member can provide instructions on alternate paths to the dean’s office, Human Resources, and ILL/DRU.
  • Construction in the Daley Library Circle Reading Room (1st floor) continues.
  • The electrical upgrade project in the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago continues.

UIC helps the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross (ARC) asked the University of Illinois at Chicago for help, and the Daley Library and CUPPA‘s Urban Data Visualization Lab (UVDL) responded.

The Library and UVDL co-hosted a national training session July 11-12, 2014, to teach the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to ARC employees who respond directly to disasters.  This was the first time the Red Cross offered this kind of training, and they expect to do more in the future.

The go-to hosts from Daley and UDVL were Becky Lowery from Special Collections/Maps and Max Dieber, head of the UDVL which teaches GIS to CUPPA students.  They provided assistance that ranged from help with the GIS software to giving directions to the nearest ATM.

American Red Cross employees pose in the Daley Library IDEA Commons during a GIS training session July 12, 2014.

American Red Cross employees pose in the Daley Library IDEA Commons during a GIS training session July 12, 2014.