Library Suggestion Box

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:50 am

Seriously put caps on teacher accounts–students don’t have access to those books for long periods of time because of the lack of limits. It’s excessive.

This answer comes from Mary Beth Lock, Director of Access Services:

While it may seem like it is unfair for faculty to have such long loan lengths (up to a year), they are a group of people who also have greater research needs than others in the University. Researchers who are working on a specific research project have needs that extend over years, and involve threading together disparate resources while they are writing treatises that look at knowledge a new way. But we also realize that many times, faculty might have materials checked out that would also help the undergraduate and graduate populations. In order to support those users the library offers two methods to provide equivalent access when an item is checked out. First, when one discovers something that is checked out, they have the ability to initiate a “recall” on the item, as long as the initial person that has checked out the item has had it for at least a month. (The “Hold/Recall” link is to the right of the record beneath the “Services” category of actions.) Second, when an item is checked out, any other individual looking for the same book can request it through Interlibrary Loan, where we will find it from another institution, and borrow it from them on behalf of the requestor.

I hope that one of these two methods help satisfy your need for already checked out material, and thank you for giving the opportunity to highlight some of our services!

Your Recent Comment

Monday, June 18, 2012 9:54 am

Could you obtain the book “Canada,” by Richard Ford? I’d like to give it a read. Thanks!

Thank you for the suggestion. I have passed it along to the selector for the Browsing collection.

Your Recent Comment

Monday, June 18, 2012 9:42 am

Could you obtain the movie “Melanchoila”? Here’s the IMDB listing:

Thank you for the suggestion. I will pass it along to the film selector.

Your Recent Comment

Monday, June 4, 2012 3:29 pm

Hello, I would like to suggest the library to purchase Vieln Vardanyan’s “Panorama of Psychology.” It is a very interesting, multilevel, rich and innovative book on social sciences, which has very high ratings and recommendations at Thank you.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Your Recent Comment

Monday, June 4, 2012 3:28 pm

I would like to suggest that ZSR add the following titles to its holdings: Pure by Andrew Miller, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

Thank you for the suggestion.

Book Suggestion

Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:11 pm

I’d like to suggest the purchase of the following book at this Amazon link:

Thank you for the suggestion. I have forwarded this information along to the selector in this area.

A Recent Comment

Monday, March 5, 2012 10:44 pm

A great book for the library would be Portia de Rossi’s “Unbearable Lightness”. Very poignant and appropriate for Wake Forest

Thank you for the suggestion.

Another Book Suggestion

Monday, January 9, 2012 7:59 pm

I was looking for "Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius" and was surprised to find that ZSR didn't have this book in its holdings.

Thank you for the suggestion. I will pass this along to our book selectors.

Book Suggestion

Monday, January 9, 2012 7:49 pm

Please order the book, "The Social Animal" by David Brooks.

I will pass this along to our book selectors. Thanks for the suggestion.

Puzzles from the Library

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:31 pm

I suggest that students should be able to borrow puzzles from the library.

That is an intriguing idea and we thought about it hard. We are going to decline at this point because it would be difficult to check for all the pieces when they came back. And we thought about having a community puzzle during Wake the Library/exams, but it would take up a whole table and students are already complaining about the lack of tables/seats, so we will pass for now but keep it in mind. Thanks for the idea!

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