April 9th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward
Since the reopening of the new 3rd floor, we have seen the highest number of users come into The Cooperman Library in its history. With more and more people using the library, space is becoming the major issue. We are getting more and more complaints about noise on quiet and silent floors. Because of the number of student complaints, the 2nd floor has been made into a silent floor. The library is a place for everyone looking to study or just spend time between classes. A group of librarians and staff have met, gone over all submitted complaints that have come through the suggestion box and electronically, and has decided to better define the types of study we see here at Cooperman.
Beginning after Spring Break [April 22nd], there will only be two types of study floors: silent and group. This will allow users to better understand the spaces they are working in. Any library user who repeatedly violates the rules of conduct will be asked to present their IDs, and could face disciplinary actions.
We understand most of you travel a ways to get here, and are not able to run home between classes. Designating the floors this way is our way of accommodating the down time of two different groups: those who want to study in silence, and those who want to collaborate in groups – both of these groups have a right to be in the library.
Questions? Feedback? Contact us:
Via text – hunterlib to 66746
In-person – Drop off a written suggestion the Suggestion Box on the 3rd Floor of the Cooperman Library near the Welcome Desk