Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

The Center is going to get an office!

Just heard some exciting news from the English Department:

The Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas is going to finally have an office!

It won't be a huge space, but it's about three times the size of my current office. Jim and I will have adjoining offices in the space that's currently the FSE offices (for those of you who know the English Department's space at KU). Jim will move to Mike Johnson's current office, and I will sit where Robin currently sits rather than my current office. We will probably keep a second desk in the space either for our AboutSF student employee to work or for visiting researchers to read and work.

The rest of the space will be dedicated to the Center so we can finally begin accepting donations again, despite the Spencer Library's policy of not accepting new book donations or donations of manuscripts and so forth. We'll also be able to formally display some of the neat things we've collected over the years, plus the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards. We'll set up a CSSF Research Library among other things. If you have something taking up space in your house that you would like to display for visitors, we'll now have a space for it.

Hooray for having to move offices! This is the next-best thing to having a brick-and-mortar Center for the Study of SF.

I'll make a formal announcement on the Center's site when we've moved, and we'll host a reception or something there.

Tags: cssf

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