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WVU Adds New Light to Learning

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November 29th, 2001

By Sara Bott. Staff Writer. The Daily Athenaeum

Students walking the stairways of the new Wise Library will notice the orange walls with blue hand railings surrounding them. Natural light will stream in from the windows on both sides of the building. Circles seem to dominate throughout the library.

These aspects are ones they are hoping will help students feel more comfortable in the library, according to Ruth Nellis, coordinator of library construction.

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It’s Not Just a Move, it’s a ‘Leap’: WVU Will Have its ‘Library of the Future’ Next Semester

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November 26th, 2001

By Brad McElhinny, Charleston Daily Mail

MORGANTOWN — Packing up the contents of a library and moving them to another location is not like moving the contents of your home.

Do your spoons have to be numbered and placed in order? And if you don’t unpack a box or two as long as you own your home, will anyone care?

But when officials at West Virginia University start transferring thousands of books and periodicals to the new campus library next month, you can be sure the movers will possess expertise in moving heavy objects and in keeping them in order.

“This is like throwing the contents of 20 to 50 households all together and having everything end up in the right order,” said project coordinator Ruth Nellis. “If everything gets out of order, it’s a major problem. We’d prefer to be able to find everything.”

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Library of the Future Going Up at WVU

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October 19th, 2001

WVU News and Information Services Virtual Newsroom

CONTACT: Frances O’Brien, Dean, WVU Libraries, 304-293-4040

A student takes a break from reading to gaze out a picturesque, curved glass facade at a busy University Avenue, shade trees swaying in the breeze and the Morgantown skyline beyond.

Nearby, another student types quietly on a laptop computer.

A few feet away yet another student searches for a book among the many shelves while a fourth studies in a computer-equipped carrel.

drawing of library lobby

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Wise Library Addition Nears Completion

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 19th, 2001

By Sara Bott
DA Staff Writer

The new addition to the Wise Library is nearing its completion. Penny Pugh, head of reference and government information services, said the addition should be completed by the first day of the Spring 2002 semester. She also added that this date depends on the construction and any delays that might occur.

library building photoPhoto by Ian Benson

The addition to Wise Library is nearing completion. The new section to the library is expected to open at the beginning of the spring semester.

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Cuthbert Gets Prestigious Award

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 18th, 2001

By Monte Maxwell
Mountaineer Spirit

John Cuthbert, curator of the West Virginia and Regional History Collection, joined the ranks of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, writer Denise Giardina and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gate Jr. during an Oct. 12 ceremony in Charleston.

John Cuthbert photo

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Cuthbert is Daugherty Humanities Winner

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October 14th, 2001

WVU art historian Dr. John Cuthbert has been honored by the West Virginia Humanities Council for his work in fostering the arts in the Mountain State.

Cuthbert, the author and editor of the critically acclaimed book “Early Art and Artists in West Virginia,” received the Charles H. Daugherty Award in the Humanities in Charleston.

A frequent contributor to national publications like American Music and American Art Review, Cuthbert’s other books are “David Hunter Stroher: One of the Best Draughtsmen the Country Possesses,” and “The Edden Hammons Collection.”

Glenwood Series Examines State Art, Artists

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October 3rd, 2001

By Bob Schwarz. Staff Writer. The Charleston Gazette

The Glenwood Series starts its second year at 4 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood, the historic estate on Charleston’s West Side, when John Cuthbert, author of the book “Early Art and Artists in West Virginia,” gives a lecture related to his book.

The Marshall University Graduate College Foundation sponsors the lecture. In 1978, Lucy Quarrier, the house’s last resident, gave Glenwood to the West Virginia Graduate College Foundation, which is opening the estate to the public through these programs.

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Library Employees Help with Flood Cleanup

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August 16th, 2001

Three University Libraries employees recently traveled to Wyoming County to assist Pineville residents who were affected by July’s floods. Associate University Librarian Jo. Brown, Library Technical Assistant Sue Wang and Library Associate Judi McCracken agreed that the experience was rewarding.

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Librarian Calzonetti Honored for Service

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June 28th, 2001

Mountaineer Spirit

JoAnn Calzonetti, director of the Evansdale Library, has received the first Distinguished Service Award from the WVU Libraries.

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Research Corp. Helps Raise Money for Libraries

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May 4th, 2001

In March 1997, the WVU Research Corp. and the WVU Foundation joined together to raise $1.5 million for the WVU Libraries, over a five-year period, through the Faculty and Staff Annual Fund.

“The Research Corporation is interested in supporting research at the University, so we are very pleased that we could invest the money into the library,” said John Weete, director of Research Corp.

The Research Corp. agreed to match two dollars for every dollar contributed by the WVU community to support collection development through library endowments.

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Libraries Unveil New Electronic Journal Site

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March 29th, 2001

Contacts: Myra N. Lowe, Associate Dean of Libraries, (304) 293-4040 x4041
Penny Pugh, Head, Wise Library Reference & Government Documents, (304) 2930-4040 x4043

Nearly 4,000 full-text electronic journals are available online to WVU faculty and students through a newly developed service on the Libraries web site at www.libraries.wvu.edu/journals. Researchers can use the site to search for individual journals by title and to connect to the journals in one step. The service greatly expands access to electronic journals, making them available at any time from any location.

Electronic journals available from the site cover all disciplines and include scholarly publications such as Journal of Applied Physics, British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. News and general interest publications such as Newsweek, Forbes, and Variety are also included.

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Artist on Display: John Cuthbert

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February 22nd, 2001

Mountaineer Spirit

West Virginia Collection Curator John Cuthbert holds one of 19th century artist David Hunter Strother’s sketch pads.

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Milano’s Make $500,000 Gift to WVU’s Wise Library

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February 14th, 2001

WVU News and Information Services
News Release

CONTACT: Pam Fronko, Director of Communications, 304-598-2700

Jim and Ann Milano, formerly of Monongalia County, have pledged $500,000 to benefit the Charles C. Wise, Jr. Library at West Virginia University.

The gift is two-fold: Half will be used to renovate the library’s East Reading Room. The remaining $250,000 will create the James V. and Ann Pozega Milano Reading Room and Collection Endowment Fund. The endowment will maintain and replace the furnishings in the room, which will be named for the Milanos, and support the acquisition and preservation of the Appalachian Collection, to be housed in the Milano Reading Room.

“We owe our beginnings to WVU. We made this gift because we wanted to give something back to the University,” said Jim Milano.

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Career at Library Began with Cousin’s Job Search

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February 8th, 2001

Mountaineer Spirit

By Amy Quigley

When Eleanor McDonald came to WVU 40 years ago, she was accompanying a cousin who was applying for a job. McDonald herself ended up working in Wise Library’s Cataloging Department and has never left.

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WVU Librarian’s Book Gets Favorable New York Times Review

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January 11th, 2001

Mountaineer Spirit

By Time Terman

Anna Schein’s co-edited book Treaty of Canandaigua 1794 was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review Sunday, and she couldn’t be happier.

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