Suggestion Box

From the Suggestion Box: Front Desk Conversations

Please instruct the people working at the front desk to keep their conversation in check. I am studying/watching video lectures today (Saturday, March 15, 3-7 pm) at a computer on 4th floor today (with headphones on) and for 2 hour have heard loud talking and laughing from people working at the front desk on Floor... more

From the Suggestion Box: High-Volume Printers

The library needs high-volume printers that are meant to handle the large daily volume. The current printers are well beyond their intended daily capacity and frequently break or charge students for unprinted pages. You are right. See my response to the previous comment. A new campus printer/copier contract is in the works. more

From the Suggestion Box: Higher Quality Printer

The library needs a higher quality printer that will relieve the stress of it breaking day after day We agree. The university’s procurement department is leading the effort on a new printing campus printer/copier contract, so we should expect to see new equipment relatively soon. more

From the Suggestion Box: New Subscription

I’d to suggest looking into acquiring an institutional subscription with Le Monde Diplomatique. I’d imagine it’s fairly common at major universities (it was where I did my undergrad). Furthermore it’s an invaluable scholarly resource in regards to current events and contemporary political analysis. I’d love to discuss further. The website is here: http://mondediplo.com/subscribe/ Thank you... more

From the Suggestion Box: Graduate Lounge Alarm

Instead of having an alarm for the Johnson Graduate Lounge (which disrupts the undergraduates studying when a foolish grad student walks throug h without using their keycard) what if the door were locked always unless you use a grad key card (like the dorms after hours). Just a suggestion! Thank you for your suggestion. I... more

From the Suggestion Box: Eight Floor Rattling

There is a rattling noise in the corner of the 8th floor of the library by the elevator. Someone came to fix it last semester after I complained 3 times, but it has started up again. We will call it in again. We are scheduled to replace the heating and cooling system on the 8th... more

From the Suggestion Box: New Book Drop

Hi, I would like to suggest putting a book drop-off box on North Campus. It would make it easier to return books for the students who live there. Thank you for your suggestion. It makes sense, especially with the new residence halls coming. We will put it on our wish list! more

From the Suggestion Box: Your Recent Comment

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... more

From the Suggestion Box: More Outlets Follow-up

In the first floor of the Wilson Wing, can you please put more outlets along the back wall where the desks and tables are located? We will also put some power strips down on Wilson 1 as a temporary measure until we can install more outlets. Thanks for reminding us of the need! more

From the Suggestion Box: More Outlets

In the first floor of the Wilson Wing, can you please put more outlets along the back wall where the desks and tables are located? Thank you for the suggestion. We add electrical outlets as we can afford them. Hopefully, we will have some funds available for that purpose at the end of this year. more