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Campus Currents May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

New 24-Hour Study Space

The UC San Diego Libraries have received a generous bequest of $1.1 million from the estate of Alice Goldfarb Marquis, Ph.D. '78, which will help maintain and enhance collections and services at the Libraries. The gift comes at a critical time, when the Libraries have sustained significant budget cuts.

According to Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, the Libraries will also direct some of the proceeds from the bequest to help fund a new 24-hour/5-day-a-week study area within the Geisel Library, to open in fall 2012. With the recent closures and consolidations of library facilities on campus, study space for students is in high demand.

"Alice Marquis was an avid user of Geisel Library when she was working on her doctorate here," says Schottlaender. "We think that using these funds to both build and maintain our collections and create a new 24/5 study space is a perfect way to honor Alice."

—Dolores Davies