DLS Library Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DLS hosted their brand new library’s Open House ceremony last week, on February 22nd, 2016. The event began with DLS’ Operations Team lead, Patricia Quansah, cutting a large blue ribbon with giant scissors to kick everything off! Everyone enjoyed champagne or sparkling cider, tasty finger foods, and great conversation.

The library has a collection of over 1,000 books in circulation in over 80 languages. The vision of the library came in 2015 and it was a collaborative effort by the DLS operations team.  Tyler Frattalone, Capture Specialist, explains, “The goal was to maximize the space in the room while showcasing the view of Georgetown.” The library books were moved into the new sunny space and new furniture brought in to create the bright, open, and welcoming space it is now!

Leigh Heylin, Learning Technology Specialist, showcased the new touch-screen desktops for teachers and students. Heylin even performed live demos of language apps and websites! Notably, she introduced our new “App of the Month Series” to everyone. Heylin will host the new series monthly, both virtually and in the 6th-floor library. DLS instructors and students will have the opportunity to learn about a new language technology application each month. The series debuted on Wednesday, February 24th with Zoom, our new preferred virtual online classroom application.

If you are interested in checking out a physical book or learn more about language technology tools, certainly come to the 6th-floor library! This is a study space as well, so bring your books, laptops, and a nice cup of coffee, too!