room-naming shenanigan

November 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm 3 comments

Colorado College’s Tutt Library will begin a major renovation in the summer of 2016, and the college will of course provide naming rights to high-level donors. For now, though, we notice that several spaces in the current building have acquired home-made honorifics. Suddenly this week we have rooms, nooks, corners, and even door knobs named for librarians both real and fictional: S. R. Ranganathan, Louise Kampf, Manly Ormes, Carol Dickerson, Melvil Dewey, Rupert Giles, and Starr Lackawanna.

No one has taken credit for this shenanigan. Perhaps several people are responsible? We look forward to seeing who else might be judged worthy of a naming opportunity. We expect that not all the names will belong to librarians. Perhaps I’ll name my office after Doctor Who companion Ramanadvoratrelundar, or Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn!

Addenda, November 18: B.R. Coad and E.J. Josey.

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Entry filed under: academic libraries, Tutt Library Colorado College.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Suzie DeGrasse  |  November 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    These are wonderful, and I particularly liked reading about Carol Dickerson’s acquisition and de-acquisition of bean bags, having followed a similar life pattern.

    • 2. jessyrandall  |  November 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      In our library, the students regularly moved the bean bag chairs in the middle of the night. Library staff would come in to the building in the morning and find crazy mountains of them, toppling over.

  • 3. andreapawley  |  November 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    This is wonderful! I recommend everyone stay away from the Rupert Giles room though. Too much of a vampire and Hellmouth risk!


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