Geneseo's Milne Library has been named the Academic Library of the Year by Rochester Regional Library Council. Milne was chosen from libraries within a five-county region, including Monroe and Livingston.
Council members cited Milne staff's tireless effort to provide access to the library's materials and support students and faculty, including in a virtual environment, during the pandemic, an unplanned closure at the library, and moving the library, as well as processing collections into two different storage areas.
Library services are being provided at the new Fraser Hall Library while Milne undergoes a $35 million renovation. The new facility is expected to open in 2024-2025. The renovation project is a collaboration between the State University Construction Fund and Geneseo's provost's office, and facilities and library teams.
“I am so proud and privileged to be working with such an incredible team of dedicated library staff members," says Corey Ha, library director. "We’ve gone through so many challenges just in the last 18 months that some libraries may go through in their lifetime. However, we persevered, stayed together, worked hard to provide the best library services to our users.”