Good news! The shift is over! To provide room for expansion in our book stacks, a project was undertaken to shift material, creating room for growth. A great deal of planning to streamline the process was done before a single book was moved, and the result is amazing! In just two and a half months, our staff moved almost 75% of our book collection!
Books for Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin (977.4 thought 977.8) joined the Western state books in the compact shelving, and the rest of general United States material and Eastern states spread into the space created, leaving top shelves and some bottom shelves free for future expansion.
To create space in the compact shelves for these Midwestern states books, European material was moved from the south set of compact shelves to the western part of the north set of compact shelves.
Click to view the new Genealogy Center layout.