Marking a milestone for a project years in the making, the topping out ceremony for the new, state-of-the-art library at Ringling College of Art and Design took place Thursday, February 12th campus. During the program, Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President of Ringling College, announced the facility will be named for Ringling College honorary life trustee and friend, Dr. Alfred R. Goldstein.
When asked about his commitment to the new library, Dr. Goldstein replied, "As far as I am concerned, the library is the heart and brain of the entire institution. It is the core, which is why it is so important to have the most modern, up-to-date facilities."
The newly hired Director of Library Services, Kristina Keough, was also introduced to the community at the event. Keough, scheduled to start in her new position on February 15, remarked, "I look forward to working closely with Ringling College and the Sarasota community as we bring the new library to completion and beginning planning new initiatives in support of teaching and learning."