Last spring the Meriam Library surveyed 4,792 students and faculty in order to measure users' perceptions and expectations of library service quality. Three specific areas surveyed included Affect of Service, Information Control, and Library as Place. The results are assisting in identifying areas of improvement in our services, collections, and facility.
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Beginning this semester, books ordered through Interlibrary Services will be available for pick up at the Circulation and Reserve Desk instead of in the Interlibrary Services office. This change allows you to pick up your books in the evening or on weekends, as well as during the 8:00-5:00 office hours, so we think you'll agree this is a better plan. You can return your books through any book drop. The staff in Interlibrary Services are still available to help you with problem requests and hope you come by now and then to say hello. Posted by Sarah Blakeslee
Welcome to our new, improved, Library ReSEARCH Station. Using current best practice and user comments to help us in our redesign, the new ReSEARCH Station offers more intuitive navigation and additional services.
Some of the major changes are:
• The Periodicals List is gone. Use Search For/A Specific Journal Title instead. All our journals, both electronic and paper, are now searchable through the library catalog.
If you have been in the library recently and felt a bit confused and lost, don't worry, it's not you it's us! We are in the process of making some major and minor changes to collection and service locations. All changes will be completed by the start of the fall semester, but if you have misplaced a collection, read on for where you might find it.
Reserve Desk - Reserve has moved in with Circulation and they now share the same office space and service desk.
In the late 1970's, Ellen Deering established an endowment as a memorial to the C.E. Deering family. Her intent was to support research projects about the history of Northeastern California and the history of CSU, Chico, particularly the development and organization of the University Archives. Mrs. Deering required that copies of all projects funded from the Endowment be deposited in Meriam Library Special Collections.
Proposals or questions about the 2008/09 competition may be sent to:
Ellen Deering Endowment Project Director
Celebrate Black History month online by visiting the Library of Congress' website commemorating African American History Month. "Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism" is the theme of this year's national celebration. Woodson, an early champion of the role of African Americans in history, co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. He inaugurated "Negro History Week" in 1926, and is considered to be the father of Black History month.
Want to know how students feel about what goes on in the Meriam Library? Nicole Williams talked to Carolyn Dusenbury, the Dean of the Library, and to a number of students to get their take on student conduct in the library. The results of her investigation are published in the 2/06/08 issue of the Orion.
What sorts of experiences have you had in the library? Do you think it is a good place to study? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Please leave your comments. We would love to hear from you.
Posted by Sarah Blakeslee