I have worked in Development in the Gelman Library for about two years now and it is amazing how much the library has been given in really good gifts, yet students do not really know that because it looks like a dump. Which will change hopefully soon because a huge plan for a new first floor has been set out, now we only need millions of dollars.
I understand that yes the library is kind of dumpy looking and a lot of the time the rooms are WAY too hot, but did anyone know we were given the PNC Riggs Collection of scholarly letters and bank notes and it's worth a crap load of money...probably not.
Did a lot of journalism students know we were given the Jack Anderson papers, WHICH the FBI wanted and are still fighting Gelman for...please tell me you know who Jack ANDERSON is!!!
On top of that there are a lot of opportunities for students to get free food and coffee when there are finals and midterms, AND the library gives a crap load of giveaways for doing surveys.
Gelman Library or papers on campus REALLY need to pick up their game on getting this news out for students. Not only that, but do people know that the Brady Art Gallery in the SMPA building has different events a lot??