Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Year, New Look for 2013!

Those of you entering the library for the new semester will notice something different about the main floor…we’ve updated! Brand new carpeting has been installed, and the furniture has been reconfigured for better accommodation.
The staff hopes that these changes are not only visually pleasing, but purposeful as well. Tables, carrels, and lounge furniture now have convenient accessibility to power outlets, group interaction, and ease of movement. As an added plus, enjoy the view! Additional open window space has been allocated for a pleasant, airy atmosphere as you hit the books. The new carpeting in a refreshing blue tone is the finishing touch to the new look for 2013.
 We would love to know what you think of this new arrangement. Brief feedback surveys are available at the Circulation Desk, or if you prefer, express your thoughts on the easel board placed nearby. Of course, you can also choose to reply here with your comments and suggestions.
Your opinion is very valuable as the staff at Andruss Library continues to be proactive in serving the needs of the BU population and general public. Thank you in advance for your time…and please check back as results will be posted in the very near future.
As of this week, we are encouraged by the positive comments! Some excerpts from the first day of survey returns include:
"The atmosphere looks friendly and inviting."
View of seating area, Andruss Library main floor
"The whole room seems brighter now!"
"Furniture arrangement is convenient for group discussions."
Keep the comments coming in- we enjoy hearing from you!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Welcome back!

Everyone at Andruss Library wishes all new and returning students, faculty, and staff a happy and productive start to the Spring Semester.

Over the semester, we will be using this blog to reply to many of the comments and trends noted in last semester's LibQual survey.  We've been busy crunching the numbers and reading over the many written comments that we received, so keep an eye out for that. As always, if you have any questions about the LibQual survey results or anything at all related to the library, you can always ask us anything.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Mobile access to the Chronicle of Higher Ed

Thanks to domain licensing through the Keystone Library Network, Andruss Library now provides Bloomsburg University faculty, administrators, and staff with direct access to the Chronicle of Higher Education from anywhere. If you have a BU email account ending with @bloomu.edu, then you can create a free account and use your iPad, smart phone, tablet, or computer to view 'Premium Content' in the Chronicle. Here's how: 

  • Go to http://chronicle.com/ 
  • Click on the "Create a Free Account" Log In link at the top right hand side of the Web page 
  • On the next page, click on Create a Free Account
  • Create your account using your bloomu.edu email address. 
Once you've created your free account, use it to access to Chronicle.com from anywhere without going through the Library's website and authenticating.   
If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, recover it here:  http://chronicle.com/myaccount/login/forgotpassword/

iPad users, download the Chronicle’s free iPad app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id414901678

If you have any questions, contact Linda Neyer, Database Coordinator at lneyer {at} bloomu {dot} edu.

Updated 10-4-13.