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UW-Superior Jim Dan Hill Library Remains Closed After Flooding: Your Contribution Can Help

Posted by on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 in Libraries in the News

The UW-Superior Jim Dan Hill Library remains closed after sustaining significant damage from the flooding due to storms and heavy rains that occurred Wednesday, June 20 in the Superior-Duluth area.  Officials are working to reopen the library in time for the start of the fall semester, and library services have been temporarily relocated elsewhere on campus.

A University News article posted June 29 outlines recovery efforts. A disaster recovery company, BMS Cat, is managing the efforts involving 16 buildings on campus, including the library. A sample of library materials that seemed salvageable were frozen and transported to a freeze-drying facility in Texas. Seven additional semi-trailer loads of frozen materials await processing if the company is successful in drying the sample load. Meanwhile, lost materials are being inventoried and then disposed of in dumpsters.

Individuals wishing to assist the library by making a financial contribution may do so via the UW-Superior Foundation’s secure online form. Indicate that you are making a contribution to the 2012 Flood Fund and in the comments section at the bottom of the form, note that you’re contributing to the library recovery.

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