Over the past semester, did you notice library staff walking by in bright yellow shirts while tapping on iPads? Did you see white boards out with questions about what type of furniture you prefer, or see a questionnaire on a table asking about what you look for in study space?
This was all part of the first phase of a long-term building use study that includes identifying how people currently use the building and how users would like to see the library space change as we move forward. We’ve recorded how people use the library at different times of day and we’ve kept track of all the different comments we’ve received. We will review all comments as we continue this study and suggestions.
As we continue this process, we anticipate meeting with students and faculty in small groups to talk about the library space, resources, and overall user experience. We’ll also be conducting a survey in the fall semester to get feedback from as many people as possible.
We’ve just completed the first stage of this long-term study so no changes will be made immediately and there’s still time to voice your thoughts about the library. Please look for announcements from us in the future for information about these small group discussions and other ways you can share your thoughts about the library.
If you have comments about the library building – what you like, what you don’t like, or something you’d like to see changed, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!