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New Era for Auraria Library: 10 Highlights

Marketing & Communications 10.27.2016

Check out New Era for Auraria Library: 10 highlights - Library offers more collaborative space, improved technology, new student-friendly amenities by Chris Casey of CU Denver Today.

"As fall semester heads into the homestretch, Auraria Library, heart of the Auraria Campus, pulses with life and learning. Construction is ongoing in a few places, but you can almost hear the 40-year-old building exhale. The six-year renovation project is drawing to a close."

To read the…

New in Digital Collections: An Eclectic School Geography

Matthew Mariner 10.17.2016

The latest little oddity to grace Auraria Library Digital Collections is "A School Geography: Embracing a Mathematical, Physical, and Political Description of the Earth." Our own copy is the third book in the "Eclectic Series of Geographies" line and hails from around 1880. Aside from the nifty color maps of continents and …

Renovation Dreams Becoming Realities

Auraria Library 10.15.2016

The mulit-phased renovation of the Auraria Library is transforming the very idea of the term “library”. Renovations are creating a physical and intellectual space specifically designed to support:

  • teaching and learning excellence - research and creative work excellence
  • community engagement and workforce preparation
  • exploration of a rich, diverse information environment

 

The 2015-2016 phase of renovation is the Innovating Dreams phase…

Creating A LEED Gold Library

Marketing & Communications 10.03.2016

As part of the Library renovation, the Library is installing energy efficient lighting, energy efficient windows, and an energy-efficient HVAC system to achieve LEED GOLD certification.

What is LEED GOLD certification?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn…

New Digital Collection Documents Pre-Campus Auraria

Digital Collections 09.01.2016

The Bill Trimble Collection is now live and accessible via the Auraria Library Digital Collections. The Bill Trimble Collection is composed of several hundred digitized slides of Auraria neighborhood structures prior to their demolition in the early 1970s. The collection's namesake was a longtime employee of AHEC and was tasked with performing a pre-demolition survey to create a permanent record of the…

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