Mott Community College will celebrate the re-opening of the Mott Library on June 23, following several months of renovations.
The newly-renovated Mott Library, located on the MCC main campus at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint, features a host of state-of-the-art enhancements and additional facilities. The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011. This event is free and open to the public.
Self-guided tours of the building will highlight points of interest, and refreshments will be provided in the Event Center, which is located on the north side of the Mott Library. Attendees will be given a card that will be punched at the various points of interest. This card may be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle and gift card during a ceremony that will be held in the Event Center starting at 5:30 p.m.
Renovations include work completed on the third floor of the library to create new spaces for the Testing Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning. Two labs were installed on the third floor, one for staff and faculty training and one that faculty can book for their courses.
Dr. Amy Fugate, Vice President for Academic Affairs said, "The library renovation truly makes this building a center for learning for all in our community."
The second floor of the library was renovated to create a library instruction room, a presentation practice room, increased study carrels and also to sound-proof the existing group study rooms. The Honors Program office was relocated to this space as well.
An addition was built on to the lobby area of the Event Center and break out rooms were created to enhance the functionality of the meeting space. On the first floor, benefactor Charles Stewart Mott's study was refurbished to appear as it did during the 1950s.
"The end result is absolutely beautiful!" added Kathy M. Irwin, Director of Library Services. "It is a pleasure to see students studying in the new seating areas throughout the building and plugging in their electronic devices. We hope the new space inspires students and supports them in accomplishing their academic goals."