I went with my Director to the new library groundbreaking ceremony at Marietta College on Friday. There were a number of speakers including Gov. Strickland. Everyone received a commemorative coin, which is very cool.
The name of the new building was announced by the angel donors. Instead of naming the building after someone, they wanted to name it for all past and future alum. They chose the name Legacy Library. The first thing I thought of when I heard the name was a flashback to my days at Deloitte. All I did for a couple of years was write proposals to replace legacy systems. Let's hope that the negative connotation of legacy doesn't come back to haunt them in the future.
The Library Director was one of the speakers. I was a bit disappointed that he didn't mention OhioLINK. It was a great opportunity to strengthen the linkage the private colleges have with OhioLINK in some key minds. There were a couple state legislators in attendance, in addition to the governor.
I didn't see anyone else that I recognized in the audience. I'm not sure if every library in Ohio received the invitation or just those that are close. We're only 60 miles away from Marietta. Muskingum and Marietta are in the same athletic league and also in the East Central Colleges consortium.
I got a chuckle the couple of times that mold and lack of space where mentioned by the speakers. Been there. Done that. Hated it! Hopefully one day we will be able to move out of our Leave it to Beaver building.