Thursday, November 13, 2014

Heart The Ath

"Oh my god, I [heart] the Ath! It's totally like the coolest place ever!"

Aww, thanks! We <3 you guys, too!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dry erase markers

There was recently some confusion about the dry erase marker boxes which circulate from the Library's Service Desk, and we got some comments about this confusion and a request to change our policy.

"In the room beside the stage, there is a sign that says we can get markers from the front desk. Can this be added to policy?"

"Could you give us permissions to take markers & erasers out of the Library? There are stickers downstairs that day we could ask for markers, and it would be great to be able to do so."

"At this time, we are not allowing dry erase markers to circulate outside of the Library portion of the Athenaeum, in keeping with our policy for other reserve materials. We have removed the confusing signage from the Athenaeum classrooms and will do our best to be more clear about these rules in the future." - Elizabeth DeCoster, User Services Librarian

Friday, November 7, 2014

Building Temperature

With the changing weather, we've received some feedback about the temperature in the Athenaeum.

'Great place to do work, but in the fall and winter, the heat seems a little too hot. I understand it's difficult to control the climate in such a big building, but maybe there is some sort of compromise. Just something to think about! Thanks!'

"Thanks for your feedback, and we know temperature zones can vary throughout the building. Because of the size of the Athenaeum and the requirements of our LEED gold certification, we aren't able to manually adjust the temperature. I'd recommend investigating study spots throughout the building, since there are some warm and cool spots, or taking the librarian route and layering - cardigans go with everything, right?" -- Liz De Coster, User Services Librarian

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Study Rooms & Printing

Some positive feedback from a student regarding study rooms and our print release system. Thanks for sharing, student!

"I really like how easy it is to reserve study rooms. I also love the new printing system! The ath is such a big draw for potential students. Keep up the good work!"