SAN MARCOS, CA (July 29, 2016) – Palomar College held an official Topping Out Ceremony for the new Library/Learning Resource Center on the San Marcos campus on Thursday, July 28. Shown with the last beam of the new building are, from left to right, are Dennis Astl, Manager, Construction & Facilities Planning; Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Superintendent/President; Dan Sourbeer, Interim Vice President of Instruction; Marlene Forney, Library Co-chair; and Connie Sterling, Library Manager.

Dr. Blake officiated at the event. Speakers also included Alex Alon, Senior Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company, Sourbeer, Astl, Sterling and Forney. After their remarks, officials and guests signed the beam beam before it was hoisted to its final destination atop the building.

When completed, the  four-story facility will be nearly 85,000 square feet.  In addition to books and periodical collections, the facility will have meeting rooms, training rooms, offices, archives, and an adaptive technology center. The LRC will also include a faculty technology center, computer commons, multi-purpose lab, group study rooms, proctoring rooms, open lab tutoring area, reading/study areas and work rooms.


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