Library Suggestion Box

During September 2007...

Noise in the atrium

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:16 pm

I am a work study student who works at the circ desk. Students have complained about noise coming from an office window that is open in the atrium. I believe that the window is in the interlibrary loan department.

Thank you for alerting us to this concern. We have spoken to the staff whose windows open onto the atrium and you may be assured that the noise will stop. If you notice it again, let us know.

Lynn Sutton

White noise in 24 hour study rooms

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:02 am

First of all, thank you for having the 24 hour study rooms as a great option for students to come to study. I do have one suggestion to improve them, and that is to put “white noise” machines in them. Student health services as well as the learning assistance center use them throughout their offices to reduce the presence of distracting noises. A lot of distractions in the 24 hour study rooms comes from the sounds of computer keys, people shifting their things around, and other basic noises that could be drowned out by a white noise machine. If you have never been around one before, they can be annoying for about 30 seconds until you adjust to it. I just thought that I would pass along that suggestion to you all. Thank you again for having these rooms available, I use them quite a lot.

Thank you for your suggestion. This is actually a great idea! We will buy two white noise machines for each room and see if they help. Let us know.

Lynn Sutton

Quiet zones in the library

Saturday, September 8, 2007 3:42 pm

I think that the entire library should be a quiet zone, and that designating 6, 7, and 8 as silent study zones makes it seem like you should be able to talk and giggle anywhere else.

In our experience, many students would like the library to be entirely quiet, but just as many would like it to provide a more collaborative environment for group study and discussion. Most modern libraries provide spaces for both and that is our stated goal. In the coming years, you will see the renovation of library spaces for both individual, quiet study and collaborative group study. We will try to keep them separate and distinct and ask for tolerance of varying learning styles among students.

Lynn Sutton

Women’s bathrooms

Sunday, September 2, 2007 12:35 pm

Replace all tampon and napkin dispensers in women’s bathrooms – many are broken and some don’t have any machines at all.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We took this issue to Facilities Management and they said that, in fact, the filling of these dispensers was discontinued ten years ago campus-wide but the broken dispensers were never taken down. They said these products were hardly ever used and it was not feasible to begin this service again. After discussing the issue with the highest levels of Facilities Management, they agreed to remove all of the dispensers and patch the walls.

Lynn Sutton

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