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  • Two rare copies of The North Star, a Rochester-published abolition and suffrage newspaper, were purchased to enhance the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation’s collection. The copies were originally published in 1848, of which one has a remarkable connection to the Departments’ Post Family collections.
  • Additional internships gave undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to systematically work through a manuscript collection as part of The Post Family Digitization Project. This direct exposure to documentary history helps enhance content knowledge and fosters the acquisition of digital media skills.
  • A 10-year facilities and master plan for Rush Rhees Library was completed. The plan was designed to revitalize the iconic building and provide a framework for evolving library services, spaces, collections and technology to support 21st-century teaching, learning and scholarship.
  • Learning spaces were upgraded with lockers, more study spaces and Apple computers in the Rush Rhees Library. The Physics, Optics and Astronomy Library gained more collaborative spaces and technology. And the Art/Music Library received new carpeting, paint, and reupholstered seating, as well as direct access to the stacks.

Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014