When College of Coastal Georgia students return to the campus to begin a new academic year next week, they will see a newly expanded and renovated library. Construction on the expansion and renovation of the Clara Wood Gould Memorial Library, located on the College's Brunswick campus, began in September 2018. In celebration of the project's completion, the College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday August 20, at 2 p.m. to open the Clara Wood Gould Memorial Library expansion. University System of Georgia Board of Regents Chair Don L. Waters will be part of Tuesday's celebration.
The community is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and explore the new library space.
Constructed in 1973, the library could no longer accommodate Coastal Georgia's growing student body. The expansion project was funded by the University System of Georgia. The Statesboro-based construction firm Lavender and Associates constructed the library extension.
The project added a 3,025 square-foot extension on the side of the library facing the Southeast Conference Center. The additional space increased the library's total size to 34,023 square feet. The campus community will now have access to an active learning space, which faculty and students can utilize for projects and study groups; a learning commons; study rooms; and a large conference room. Major changes were also made within the existing library. There are now more study rooms, student carrels, quiet spaces, a centralized circulation desk, and other updates.
One of the biggest changes inside the library is the relocation of the Academic Tutoring Instruction Center, known as the "The ATTIC." Previously housed in the Correll Center, the ATTIC provides academic support to Coastal Georgia students. Thanks to the hard work and support of the College's Plant Operations Department and Technology Services Department, the ATTIC moved to its new space just in time for classes to begin. The ATTIC has its own office space, writing center, and better access to library resources for tutoring sessions.
What: Clara Wood Gould Memorial Library expansion ribbon cutting
Who: College of Coastal Georgia
When: Tuesday August 20, 2019 starting at 2 p.m.
Where: The Gould Library
College of Coastal Georgia