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Numerous Foundations Support the Leyburn Library Renovation

from The Bridge: Fall 2010 issue

The renovated main floor of Leyburn Library, once a dark, cluttered area, now beckons with plenty of open space, natural light and student-approved furniture. More than $1 million for the much-needed renovation, which debuted in February 2009, came from foundations, including the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Cabell Foundation, the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, the SunTrust Mid Atlantic Foundation, the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the Duckworth Charitable Foundation and the Marietta McNeill Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan Jr. Foundation. A video editing room, an innovative lab and a so-called smart classroom for IT and library training meet technological needs in the renovated Leyburn Library. "We have high hopes for the innovative lab area to support academic projects," said Rick Peterson, chief technology officer at W&L and head of Information Technology Services. "More and more media-related technology will be provided there."