Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Suggestion:

More Chrome books! They are so popular and easy to use yet, everyone always checks them out and so there are rarely any available



Response:


Glad you are liking this new service!  The Library is experiencing a high volume of use right now as school starts.  We have 10 chromebooks in circulation for use, and Monday (8/24/15) they were checked out 20 times.  Two have not been used at all so there should have been one available.  I have visited with the staff that handle checkout and asked them to alert me if availability is low.

David Schuster
Texas Woman's University
Director of Library Information Technology & Technical Support
Phone: 940-898-3909

Monday, July 20, 2015

Suggestion:
Those waxen Lady sculptures are mighty spooky! Can Library get new sculptures instead? Thank you for being a great library.

Response:

The Lady of the Day and Lady of the Night were a gift to the University and it was decided by the Chancellor and the donor they were to be on display in our Library. If you look at them very closely you will find them very interesting. They have all sort of machine parts that compose them. For example the Lady of the Night has an old fashion lawn mower for a base.

I am sorry they are spooky to you, but there is no way they can be removed from the spot they are in.

Mickey Dudley Russell
TWU Library Administrative Manager
940 898 3746
mdudleyrussell@twu.edu

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Suggestion:

I think it would better benefit students if the extended hours for finals week started the Friday before finals week. Most finals are on Monday and Tuesday, so only extending hours on Sunday before finals just assumes everyone is cramming. I love to come to the library because it gives me a place of calm so I can focus on the crazy, so I think it would be great if hours were extended earlier.

Response:

Library staff are committed to providing a tranquil place for studying. Currently the University is exploring whether it is possible to modify Blagg-Huey so that we can open a portion of the first floor to increase extended study hours; otherwise, we have to open up 137,000 square feet. We are looking for the best solution and I appreciate your letting me know the service is appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sherilyn Bird
Dean of Libraries

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Suggestion

- I think it would better benefit students if the extended hours for finals week started the Friday before finals week. Most finals are on Monday and Tuesday, so only extending hours on Sunday before finals just assumes everyone is cramming. I love to come to the library because it gives me a place of calm so I can focus on the crazy, so I think it would be great if hours were extended earlier.

Response:

Thank you for your suggestion about extended hours:

Every semester the Library reconsiders their extended hours for finals, usually based upon our attendance numbers from the previous semester’s finals. We did extend our weekend hours last year and found that there were not many students coming to the Library so that is why we did not extend them more than on Sunday this year. We do appreciate hearing your feedback and will definitely reconsider the hours next semester to better accommodate our students’ needs.

Thank you for your suggestion. The Libraries enjoy hearing from our students. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Kris Reed
Assistant Dean of Libraries
Texas Woman’s University