Monday, May 6, 2013

The Library is a great place to hang out!

I bet you are laughing right now. Or maybe you are shaking your head. I expect not many students imagine themselves “hanging out” in the Adrian G. Marcuse Library. They’ll come to the library, work in a computer lab, print their assignment and then run to class. And that is a fine use of the Library; it’s why we have computer labs. Now I know that as the Director of Library Services, my opinion may be, a tad, biased. But spending time in the Library can be very social.

My favorite section of the Library is the open area near the training room. It is designed as a space for students to use as they wish. The large open tables give students opportunities to sit with classmates with materials spread out. Look over several fashion journals (this is why the journal collection is nearby), or ask a librarian to bring you a library cart stacked with trend forecasting books, or other books, to inspire you. Students can bring laptops, iPads or tablets, and work as a group. If you lack a laptop, we will loan you one that is fully CAD-enabled.

Most importantly, the room lets students work and socialize in the same space. (Here comes that slight bias again) And the best part is that the librarians are always nearby to assist you.

Posted on May 06, 2013 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services)