Thursday, April 19, 2012

Subscription to MEMRI.org

From the Suggestion Box:

Subscription to MEMRI.org which has a huge amount of resources for students researching the Middle East

Library Response:

 The content on this site does not require a subscription to access.  You can also use One Search to find lots of resources we do subscribe to on the Middle East.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Furniture

From the Suggestion Box

A range of suggestions about furniture in the new learning commons:
  • For the tables at the new wing, the stools hurt our backs and it would be awesome if you could have the computer chairs there instead :) 
  • Hi there, just a quick suggestion about the new area. Its an awesome set-up, but the lap-top tables towards the entrance of the library need more office style chairs, because the current stools are uncomfortable and hardly conducive for long hours of study. Thanks :)
  • I's prefer a chair with a back and wheels for the central are with the white table on the ground floor. Thanks!
  • hello, I usually sit in the area with no computers near the exit on the long white bench with power points. It would be really great if better seating was provided in that area such as lazy boys :P or even the comfy chairs with wheels. thank you very much 

 Library Response

Thank you for talking the time to provide the library with feedback. In relation to the seating in the new library space there are a number of seating options depending on your requirements and your preference. Many students use the area for short periods of time while others need to use it for extended periods. A variety of seating has been provided so that students can select their preferred option. If you are finding that the stools are not suitable to your needs, then some of the other seating, including the ergonomic chairs, may be more suitable.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Power Points

From the Suggestion box:

Power points that don't work fix now! Stretching cords across aisles- if library does not want this to happen see above. If the library wants students to use the areas where power points work then please ensure that staff monitor noise levels. Studying near some areas is impossible due to other students treating the library as a socialising opportunity. Libraries are for studying, not for socialising. Until the above points are addressed I will continue to run my power cord across aisles so I am able to study in a quiet area.

 Library Response:

 In regard to library spaces currently the library allows students to self monitor use of space and this can include asking other students to be mindful of the noise that they are making within library spaces. There is designated space on level two that has been allocated to  silent study as well as a number of individual study rooms on level two. I have checked the power points in this location and they are all operational.