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April 21, 2008
By Scott Gayer
Getchell Library’s Book Nook is set to undergo some changes for the better.
Since its inception in February1986, the Book Nook has moved to various locations in the library until finally being tucked away in the back portion of the main library floor.
Its function has always been to sell used books that are donated by the community while also filtering any donations that might be worthy of the university library’s collection.
According to Clair Wojcik, Book Nook coordinator, an upcoming move to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center will help to boost the Book Nook’s visibility in the university community. Beginning Aug. 12, the book nook will be located in a new area located just off of the main lobby of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
“A lot of people don’t know we exist,” Wojcik said. “We are going to be much more in the public’s eye.”
Carol Parkhurst, the director of planning and assessment for university libraries, is excited about the move because of the increased visibility and attention that the Book Nook will garner from the public.
Parkhurst said that the Book Nook will not change any of its traditional functions with the location change. She also said that the Book Nook will discourage donations from the community, as the store will be closing its offices May 16 to prepare for the move.
Proceeds from Book Nook sales are currently put back into the university library system. In addition to these proceeds, a moving sale has been scheduled for April 22 through April 25 to help the Book Nook. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items marked with a red dot will be sold at discount prices. Paperbacks will be ten cents, hardback 25 cents and CD’s will run for 50 cents.