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Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick will be regularly appearing on campus this spring in his new role as innovation fellow for the MIT Innovation Initiative.

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This is the current conceptual design created by Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture in collaboration with MIT students and administrators.

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Two years after a similar undertaking in 2013, the MIT Science Fiction Society (MITSFS) closed this past weekend to perform another phase of reorganization. The overarching goal was to make books easier to find in the library.

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Monday evening found the reopened library in this state. The now-contiguous paperback section extends off to the right, and the taller-spaced shelves of comics, magazines, and references occupy the area to the left. Over 300 books were added to the circulating collection, and around 100 went back into boxes.

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Benjamin J. Kaduk PhD ’12 disassembles a bookshelf that was no longer needed.

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As part of an effort to consolidate the paperback section, James K. Hobin ’16 re-shelves an armful of books. It is estimated that MITSFS circulates around 46,000 books, not including the 4,000 reserve books which can be read in the library.

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Yelena Tsitkin ’06, Jennifer Chung ’02, D.W. Rowlands G, and Laura A. McKnight ’15 work together to add custom-sized protective covers to the dust-covers of books before they are shelved. The hardcover books had been sitting in boxes until more space could be made.