About Eric Ames

Assistant Director for Marketing & Communication, Libraries and ITS and adjunct lecturer in Department of Museum Studies, Baylor University.

The big day is finally here! The transformation of Moody 104 - officially called the Active Learning Lab or ALL - is complete, taking part of the original building's "back of the house" offices and turning them into a flexible, adaptable, technology-rich space perfect for "flipped classroom" instruction, traditional lectures, events and more. Take a look at these photos from the first day of the ALL's finished state, and stay tuned to this blog and the Baylor Libraries social media channels (@baylorlibraries) for more information on the ALL.

The completion of Moody 104 is in sight! Our planning and leadership teams met with representatives of the companies doing final technology and physical updates to the room this week. Glass is going into the doors, the mobile setups are getting custom graphics and the whole project is extremely close to become a reality. Look for a final update in the next few days!

And then there was color! The walls have been "mudded" and painting is ongoing, but the most obvious update is the addition of a "leapfrog green" paint on the projector walls and columns. Note also the completed installation of most of the ceiling tiles and the two main projectors that will utilize the green projector walls. More work remains but we are well on track for a completion some time later this month.

This week our nation celebrates Preservation Week.  The American Library Association initiated this week-long celebration following a Heritage Health Index report in 2005 by the Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Now in its ninth year, the Baylor Libraries have partnered with the Waco-McLennan County Public Library to offer a variety of learning opportunities for the Waco community.

Monday night (4/23), Beth Farwell (Director of Central Libraries) joined Houston Journalist Michael C. Duke to share lessons learned following Hurricane Harvey and resources available to prepare for saving your own family history.

On Saturday afternoon (4/28), Baylor Libraries personnel will participate in a Preservation Fair between 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the South Waco Library.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For more information on Preservation Week, visit

http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek

Quick tips for preserving your family treasures

http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/quick-tips14

FEMA recovering family documents

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/06/19/after-disaster-replacing-lost-or-damaged-documents