Shorter University will officially break ground on its library expansion on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. The expansion will create an additional 18,000 square feet of library space that will feature a two-story cathedral atrium, a fireplace, soft seating, and study areas.

Shorter University President Dr. Harold E. Newman and Shorter University Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Nelson Price will take part in the ceremony, as will two Shorter College graduates: Georgia Author of the Year and Shorter professor Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher and Suzanne Scott, Shorter’s vice president of development and alumni. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony that will take place on the library lawn.

“We are very excited to be breaking ground on this project,” said Dr. Newman. “This expansion will benefit the Shorter campus greatly and provide much-needed space for our ever-growing collection of books, research materials, academic resources and the many additional library services that are vital to the success of our students.”