Building a library that’s about more than books
Lucy Holman, director, Langsdale Library
Over the past decade, new and improved facilities have transformed the University of Baltimore campus into a model for today’s learning and teaching needs as well as the centerpiece of its surrounding midtown neighborhoods. This continuing boom in construction and renovation would not be possible without major support from donors.
“We’ve been fortunate that our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members from the city and surrounding counties have generously supported better facilities and an expanded footprint for the University,” says Theresa Silanskis, vice president of institutional advancement. “We’ve evolved so much, but I get even more excited about what is to come.”
Next up is a major renovation of Langsdale Library that will create a contemporary, 21st-century space to provide enhanced services for students and for the greater UB community. The new design prioritizes areas for group learning, “greens up” the building’s interior and exterior with more energy-efficient and sustainable features, and allows for the expansion of programs and services well beyond the book stacks.
While UB has secured some public funding for the library renovation, “elements of this project will not be possible without assistance from the University’s many friends,” Silanskis says.
For more information about the library renovation, contact Silanskis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.837.6838.