Andy Leach, Director of Library and Archives Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, wrote on January 17, 2012:
"I am proud to announce that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's new Library and Archives officially opened its doors to the public this morning. A more elaborate grand opening celebration will happen in April during a week of events leading up to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony here in Cleveland, so you might hear more about the Library and Archives at that point. For that reason, we're referring to today's opening as a "soft" one, but regardless, we're now officially serving the information needs of music scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. Please spread the word that we're open for business! I will close with a phrase my former boss and mentor Suzanne Flandreau might use at a moment like this...Onward and upward"