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|VOLUME 17 NUMBER 2, FALL 2009|
Inspired by a project involving ethnographic research at the University of
Rochester, Fogler’s Marketing Committee placed flipcharts and colored markers
around the library as a way to encourage student input. Coordinated by Committee
member Desirée Butterfield-Nagy as a part of the library's "Imagine a
Library..." outreach campaign, students are encouraged to offer feedback and a
response to the following phrase: “Imagine making a difference in the library.
Tell us… what’s your favorite place in the library? What should we do to make
all areas as appealing as your favorite?”
Since the project began in early February, results have been over 300 ideas and suggestions. Staff members have responded to several of the comments, adding additional seating to the third floor and power strips throughout the building, making repairs to equipment, and beginning the extension of late night hours earlier than in previous years. Plans are in the works for rearranging furniture and highlighting the library’s “Popular Reading” collection in the Reserve Reading Room.
The flipcharts have been a very successful way to gather ideas from our users; the plan is to leave them up at least through the end of the summer. Marketing Committee members include: Desirée Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Carrington (student member), Kjerste Christensen, Stephen Fadel, Brad Finch, Gretchen Gfeller (Chair), and Jerry Lund.
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