From Disaster to Transformation

The Reference Room in the Murray State Libraries experienced a severe roof leak in November 2021. Significant numbers of materials were damaged. The recovery process lead to a complete transformation of both the reference collection and the Reference Room. This presentation will outline the recovery process, staff participation, and end result of the transformation.

The event is finished.


Oct 14 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Canyon C
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Cris Ferguson
    Cris Ferguson
    Dean of Libraries, Murray State University

    Cris Ferguson is the Dean of Libraries at Murray State University. She began her career in academic librarianship at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, working with journals and electronic resources. Serving in higher education for more than 20 years, she has held various positions in academic libraries, including Electronic Resources / Serials Librarian at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and the Director of Technical Services at the Murray State University Libraries. She holds a masters degree in Information Science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond.

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