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Paper: The Departmental Astrophysics Library: End of an Era
Volume: 433, Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action
Page: 55
Authors: Holmquist, J. E.
Abstract: In April 2007, the departmental Astrophysics Library in Peyton Hall at Princeton University ceased to exist. The collection was moved next door to the Fine Hall Library and shelved with the mathematics and physics collections. The librarian had already moved in October 2006 and shortly thereafter was named the Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian. In September 2008, the astrophysics, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and physics collections were all merged (as were the librarians and staff!) into the new Peter B. Lewis Science Library. Meanwhile, the vacated library space in Peyton Hall was renovated into offices and a “grand central” meeting space. In this paper, I shall describe how William Bridges’ book “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change” provided a mental framework for working though this process.
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