“The old Villanova College Library in the east wing of Austin Hall proved too small almost as soon as it was completed in 1924. Unfortunately, the Depression of the 1930s and then World War II forced the College to postpone the building of a new library for another two decades.” -Ever Ancient, Ever New Villanova University
We have come a long way since our brief stay in Austin Hall! Can you imagine working in such a small space without headphones to eliminate distractions? Or maybe the headphones are the distractions?
Nathaniel Gosweiler is a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Department at Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in Communication at Villanova University.