The Calvin T. Ryan Library has been essential to student success since UNK was established as the Nebraska State Normal School in Kearney in 1905.
This renovation of the current Library includes new accessible entrances and a focus on opening up circulation spaces. The goal is to create an inviting and equitable experience. There was a great effort to design a space that encourages students to linger in gathering areas, collaborate on group projects, utilize specialty media spaces like the radio station and student paper, or browse the library collection.
The Calvin T. Ryan Library is an essential hub of the campus and the Library interacts with every other department on campus. It is a space that strives for accessibility or democratization of education. The Library is a place to exchange and gain information and academic resources by interacting with knowledge, various collections of books, and study groups. It also houses several University departments and programs, including the UNK Learning Commons and the Honor’s Program.
There are three site options for the Library. Each submitting artist should review the sites and note which site they prefer in the artist’s statement. The Committee will select only one artist for the full budget listed. That artist will receive the full budget for the site(s) they select.
The RFQ submission deadline is December 30, 2022. For the full RFQ and application instructions, click here.