New Scott Library study room officially opened

On March 30, members of the York community joined the staff of the Scott Library to celebrate the official opening of the new second-floor study room.

Left: Sheila Embleton, VP academic (foreground, left) prepares to cut the ribbon with York University Librarian Cynthia Archer, watched by the York Libraries’ design team, including (rear, from left to right) John Thomson, Glen Yacula, Tom Scott, Varda Kernerman and Susan Callum 

York University Librarian Cynthia Archer thanked Vice-President Academic Sheila Embleton for her support in helping the York Libraries achieve the goal of providing an excellent library space for students and faculty at York.

The new study room was the brainchild of the libraries’ design team. The team wanted to create a space that would:

  • be aesthetically pleasing;
  • support people taking full advantage of technology;
  • accommodate the future study habits of people with more power drops for laptops, and wireless and PDA access; 
  • provide a quiet, comfortable space with increased group and individual study space.

Many thanks to the members of the design team, Mark Robertson, Tom Scott, John Thomson, Peggy Warren, Varda Kernerman and Glen Yacula, and special thanks to Susan Callum, John Thomson, Varda Kernerman and Glen Yacula for making it all happen.