Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Strategy for Quiet Study Space

A recurring issue for library patrons is finding quiet space to study.  While the upper level has been designated as a Quiet Zone for some time, patrons will now have an additional tool to ensure that the space they choose to study in is actually quiet.  A student project, designed to identify a new or existing campus issue and implement a practical solution, has led to the library implementing a new strategy so that students can anonymously alert library staff to noisy neighbors without the hassle of having to go downstairs.

The upper level has been broken down into zones indicating a location, such as “Green,” “Blue,” or “Main Stacks H-P,” which is listed on signage throughout the upper level.  Look for signage like this:

quiet zone sign
A cell phone number has been established for patrons to dial and text “LOUD” and enter their zone.  This will prompt supervisors to check the area without alerting anyone that a complaint was made.  The new system will also consist of more frequent walk-throughs to ensure upper level patrons are observing the Quiet Zone policy.

Thanks to Grace Coggio and her Small Group Communication students and library staff member Izzy Quiles for their part in this undertaking.

Quiet Study Space in the Archives

Looking for deep space quiet to do your finals’ preparation?  The University Archives is offering quiet study space to students finals week from 10-4:30pm.  No food or drink allowed.  The archives is located on the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library.

Final’s Week Stress Relief is back!

The Chalmer Davee Library is once again having therapy dogs on hand for stress-busting finals week activities.  Partnering with C.A.R.E., the Companion Animal Respect and Education Club, certified therapy dogs will be on the library’s main level in the Cooklock Room (straight through the main gates at the end of the hallway):

Monday 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday 5-8 p.m.|
Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.

For more information about the benefits of therapy dogs, view previous post.

Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa will be available Sunday evening, December 15th, through Wednesday, May 18 (or until supplies run out).  Refreshments will be located in the Microfilm Rm. on the main level (near the photocopy room).

Best of luck with your FINALS!

Extended hours for finals week

To accommodate students preparing for finals week the library will be open extended hours on Saturday, December 14.  The library will be open from 10am – 10 pm Saturday instead of closing at 6pm.  For complete hours, click here.

Art Installations in the library

Each semester Morgan Clifford’s Art Seminar 485 students display artwork throughout the library.  Installations can be found on the main and upper floors of the library and will be on display through December 12th.  Below: “Red and Wolf” by student Courtney Stout (located in the CMC area on the upper level).

Red and Wolf