Sophomore Douglas Cohen states that what Gelman needs is an entire overhaul, not simply smaller projects that fail to address the library’s issues.
There is no question that Gelman Library needs improvements, upgrades and modifications. The drab, crowded, uninspiring building is filled with broken and uncomfortable furniture, an inadequate ventilation system and a scarcity of modern technology.
This simple and unavoidable fact remains: Gelman needs a complete overhaul. Last year, University Librarian Jack Siggins told The Hatchet that because only minor changes had been made to the library’s infrastructure in the last thirty years, Gelman’s resources are unable to handle inevitable student growth and evolving technology.