Pickler Memorial Library to Celebrate National Library Week

April 10-16 marks a weeklong celebration of the many roles that libraries play in peoples’ lives.

Truman’s Pickler Memorial Library will observe National Library Week by reminding the University of the range and collection of services offered at Pickler. Last year alone, 600,000 people visited the Library and more than 110,000 books were checked out.

Staff also will conduct an annual survey of Library patrons during the week. This brief questionnaire allows the Pickler staff to determine how well the Library is meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students.

Based on survey results from last year, the Library made a number of changes this year. For instance, staff conducted a “Quiet” campaign and added new study rooms on the third floor in response to a request for more quiet areas. Also, the Library moved the copy machines, added a color copier, made laptop computers available for in-library use, and instituted longer loan periods for media materials and MOBIUS books. Other developments came about during the last year in answer to survey requests.

To help the Library to continue improvements in the next academic year, the Pickler staff encourages the University community to complete the surveys in the Library lobby. A prize will be given away each day of the week to a randomly chosen survey respondent who entered their name into the drawing.

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