Library Lobby Survey results: I want the library to provide more…

This week’s library lobby survey asked, “I want the library to provide more…” with options of “Cultural events or lectures”, “Workshops”, “Book Discussions”, and a write-in jar for “Suggestions”. Results are in!

  • Cultural events or lectures: 83 votes
  • Workshops: 41 votes
  • Book Discussions: 40 votes
  • Total: 164
  • Write in suggestions included earlier opening hours, author talks, fun books for reading, acoustically separated areas, to remove the empty metal under-desk computer holders in North Ref, and WARMTH.

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: how do you want to ask questions?

Image of the library lobby survey, with signs "Got a question? Do you prefer asking..." Jars with "Chat", "Text", "Email", and "In Person" are available on a bookcart.
Library Lobby Survey, “Got a question? Do you prefer asking…”

In the library, our main job is to help you find and access resources, which often means answering a lot of questions! In this week’s Library Lobby Survey, we wanted to know how you’d prefer to ask questions.

Results are in: Of 159 responses, most prefer to ask questions in person.

  • In person: 88
  • Text: 42
  • Chat: 15
  • Email: 14

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy!

Library Lobby Survey results: How do you refer to these rooms?

We wanted to know what you called a couple of the rooms in the library, and the results are fascinating!

For the Periodical Reading Room (pictured on the bowl on the left), we got 62 total responses, including:
8    “Old pit”
7    “reading room” (includes 1 “reading room (?)”)
3    “New pit”
2    “The pit”
2    “Periodical room”
1    “Old reading room”
1    “reading pit”
1    “reading room or sometimes I just describe its location & description”
1    “periodicals”
1    “periodicals reading room”
1    “reading room/science periodicals room”
1    “the lib lounge w/o computers”
1    “the lib”
1    “that middle section of the library with the art”
1    “the middle room”
1    “center space”
1    “middle place”
1    “central library area”
1    “center reading room”
1    “nucleus”
1    “atrium”
1    “room w/ the big windows”
1    “sun room (lots of sunlight!)”
1    “the big room with the tables and skylights. new pit? old pit?”
1    “big room with the skylights”
1    “main room w/ all the sculptures”
1    “room w/ the cases”
1    “the room b4 the reading room”
1    “main room ‘big one on the left as you walk in'”
1    “the first room when you walk in”
1    “room by the entrance”
1    “glass room”
1    “chair room with high ceilings”
1    “the chairs”
1    “room with the chairs”
1    “reading lounge”
1    “open room with couches”
1    “first floor sofas”
1    “open room”
1    “where old meets new”
1    “reading corners!”
1    “scary reading room”
1    “no name for it”
1    “no set phrase”
1    “honestly have never referred to that area–never go there”

For the Reading Room (pictured on the bowl on the right), we got 67 total responses, including:
13    “New pit” (includes 3 “nüpit”)
9    “Reading Room”
8    “Computer room”
6    “Pit” or “The pit”
1    “Computer pit”
1    “Computer station”
1    “The computer area/no name”
1    “The reading room/The computers”
1    “The lib lounge w/ computers”
1    “That big open room with all the computers”
1    “Place w/ all the computers”
1    “Room w/ computers”
1    “The big computer lab”
1    “The room with the computers”
1    “Not-old computer spot”
1    “computer boi; illuminated faces woodstock”
1    “New pit or ‘the room w/ the computers on the first floor'”
1    “fancy mac room”
1    “computer area in New Library by the stairs”
1    “room with the computers that’s not North Ref. old pit? new pit?”
1    “new pit or computers”
1    “new pit or computer lab”
1    “‘the computer area in the library‘ or ‘where all the computers are'”
1    “the pit/the atrium”
1    “new pit/reading room”
1    “‘open air computer lab’ ‘the one named for Bill Gates but has Macs'”
1    “Gates reading room”
1    “fancy new spot”
1    “the way back”
1    “big room”
1    “loblob”
1    “lobbyish”
1    “heavy study place”
1    “always full”
1    “I never go in here”

And one additional response for both: “I don’t have a name for them!”