The Liliane and David M. Stewart Orientation Room was officially opened on November 17 , and Mrs. Stewart (above) was on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon and express her best wishes. The large room on the second floor of the downtown Webster Library is equipped with 24 computer terminals. The facility has long been needed to complete the library's ambitious program of orientation workshops and training sessions.
As Director William Curran said at the launch, the generous
pledge of $400,000 by the Macdonald Stewart Foundation to the
libraries serves to emphasize the fact that library staff now
teach users how to tap into the vast reservoir of the world's
information -- skills they can use not just once, but for the
rest of their lives.