To the improvement and expansion of these dependencies, the equipment of the Commercial and Law Engineering rooms and the habilitation of hygienic services for people with disabilities are added.
In the Campus Enrique Molina Garmendia of the University of La Serena, the inauguration ceremony of the remodeling and expansion works of the Reading Room with Bibliographic Support of this university campus was carried out, improvement that allowed to more than double its surface, increasing to 407 m2 the study spaces available for students.
To the activity, framed in the celebration of the 33 anniversary of the house of superior studies, attended university authorities, headed by the Rector, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, members of the Board of directors, directors, directors of Department and School, officials and students of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, who could go through this renovated and modern space, which has a heating system, and also know the new equipment of the Commercial and Law Engineering rooms, and the habilitation of hygienic services for people with disability.
In this regard, the Rector of the ULS said that these works to improve the Campus are a clear sign of the development and growth of the institution, "advances that are the result of the work of each of the members of a university community that is strengthened" ' Similarly, he stressed that these works, framed in the policy of continuous improvement of the current administration, generate a series of opportunities for young people in our region, to become a more entertaining and useful for the academic development of students.
For his part, the dean of the Faculty of Cs. Social and Economic, Mg. Jorge Fernández, together with affirming that this modern campus full of legitimate pride to the university community, thanked the support given by the highest university authority and managers for the realization of this work and the progress made in recent years in infrastructure and equipment , giving as an example the channeling of rainwater, the paving of the parking lots of teachers and students, the entrance porch of the Campus, the expansion of the Casino and the remodeling of the student bathrooms, the change of floor of the hall of the macro unit, the remodeling of rooms, among other improvements.
Meanwhile, the director of Teaching, Mg. Laura Vega, highlighted that this room is transformed into a space where "students can incubate ideas, find information, communicate with others", adding that with an Educational Model such as the ULS, focused on student-centered learning, "The real or virtual library makes it the center of this process, since it becomes a laboratory of ideas, a center of knowledge, an ideal space to learn."
During the ceremony, in addition, the person in charge of the System of Libraries, Héctor García, made the presentation of a video with the construction stages of this Reading Room, indicating that the building will generate and enhance the capacity of self-learning "and invites for students to develop their own competences. ''