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October 10, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Your opinion counts!

It certainly matters to all of us at Adelphi University Libraries.

As we plan for the future of our Libraries, it is important that we understand users' perceptions and expectations so that we can offer the services you want and need.

On October 15th, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a link to a survey on the quality of Library services (LibQUAL+). By responding to this survey you will supply essential information to us for use in providing better services. The survey is a part of a North American initiative led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to measure the quality of library services and identify best Library practices.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Your response to the survey constitutes your consent for us to see your input for our research.

Student survey respondents interested in entering the random drawing will be eligible to win one of six prizes: 1 Nook Color, 1 iPod Nano, and 4 $50 Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificates offered by University Libraries. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and will not be linked to your survey responses.

We greatly appreciate your help. When you receive the e-mail containing the
survey link, on October 15th, please take the time (about 10 minutes), to complete the survey.  Only you can tell us how we are meeting your Library needs. We thank you for taking this opportunity to help us to serve you better.

Library hours should be longer on Sundays, but having access to the rooms on the first floor is helpful.

Posted by Maureen Grey on October 11, 2012 at 07:32 PM EDT #

There should be more seating in the quiet areas. Sometimes it is difficult to find a quiet place to study because all the seats/desks have been taken up.

Posted by Sarabeth Rangiah on October 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM EDT #

I think we should have more printers and I agree with Maureen, Sundays should have longer hours.

Posted by david olivares on October 15, 2012 at 02:28 PM EDT #

There should be more computers available during "rush hour" time in the library. It is very frustrating when you need to use the computers and have to wait until someone is done using one, which can take a while during midterms/finals weeks.

Posted by Brittney Riley on October 16, 2012 at 09:34 AM EDT #

There should be more quiet areas, so some can study away from all the chattering.

Posted by Onica Russell on October 16, 2012 at 01:56 PM EDT #

I think the library should be open longer ESPECIALLY the week before & of finals. They should convert one of the rooms down stairs to a quiet study but add laptops , printers ( you have lap top cart) because sometimes all the computers are taking, and its never quiet upstairs.

Posted by Michelle Sydlo on October 16, 2012 at 04:26 PM EDT #

I would love if the library would stay open later into the night. I know Swirbul is open later during finals week which I love, but there have been so many nights I have been asked to leave Swirbul when I am busily writing a paper or taking an exam online. University students often have busy schedules that force us to do our homework late into the night. The optimal place to do this work is in Swirbul because it is the only quiet place we have access to. Without those late hours at Swirbul, it can be difficult for us to finish our work that is very important to us.

Posted by Amanda Hiltz on October 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT #

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From Left to Right: (In back) Eloise Bellard, Gary Cantrell, Linda Weinberg, Stan Bogdanov
(In Front) Lois O'Neill (Chair) , and Frank Scaturro
(Not Pictured) Amrita Madray and Debbi Smith


Professor Eloise Bellard is the Instructional Services Coordinator/Reference Librarian specializing in Social Work and Sociology research. She enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and a good read.

Stan Bogdanov is the Library's Instructional Multimedia Specialist. His interests encompass anything from new technologies and mobile apps to movie-making and singing.

Professor Gary Cantrell is a Reference Librarian and subject specialist for the Performing Arts. He enjoys singing with the AU chorus.

Professor Amrita Madray is the Education/Reference Librarian. She loves the summers and enjoys tropical scenes and delights.

Professor Lois O'Neill is Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian and chair of the Library Web Committee. A graduate of Adelphi's MFA program, she also writes poetry.

Frank Scaturro is an Adelphi Library Systems Administrator by day and a hard core tennis player by night.

Professor Debbi Smith is the Library's Collection Development and Management Librarian. When not at work, she sews quilts and clothing, or is traveling and taking many pictures. And READing!

Professor Linda Weinberg is the Coordinator of Cataloging and subject specialist for Nursing and Health Studies. She enjoys a morning walk before beginning her work day.

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