Faculty and student feedback sought on Libraries’ current and future needs

Attention, Emory faculty and students: You can have an impact on the future plans for the Libraries.

MathesonReadingRoom2-72-600-400_optEmory Libraries is seeking faculty and student volunteers to share how they use library spaces in brief tours with consultants, and discuss the Libraries’ current and future needs in focus groups.

 We are currently developing a Master Plan that will lay the foundation for strategic enhancements to services and spaces offered across library facilities: Woodruff Library, MARBL, Goizueta Business Library, Music & Media Library, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and The Computing Center at Cox Hall.

lc_studentsWe are working with a consulting partner, brightspot strategy, to employ a variety of tools to help us understand the current and future needs of our users. During their next campus visit Sept. 22-24, brightspot representatives will conduct guided tours and user workshops with faculty, students, and library staff.

Guided Tours

Library users will guide two brightspot consultants while sharing how they engage with library spaces. These tours will provide brightspot a “day-in-the-life” perspective for each tour participant. Each tour will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Here are the available dates and times for guided tours (please provide two available times, if possible).

Faculty and graduate students (separate tours):

Tuesday, Sept. 22

9 – 10 am

10:30 – 11:30am

2:30 – 3:30pm

4 – 5pm

USER WORKSHOPS  – A group of 12-15 users will work with brightspot in a two-hour focus-group setting to discuss current and future needs related to Emory Libraries’ services and spaces. Here are the dates and times for user workshops:

Faculty: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2:30 – 4:30 pm (snacks provided)

Undergraduate Students:Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 – 8 pm (dinner provided)

Graduate Students: Thursday, Sept. 24, 9:30 – 11:30am (breakfast provided)

Your participation and feedback are highly valued and greatly appreciated. To volunteer for either a guided tour or user workshop, please contact Tony Shiver at tshiver [at] emory [dot] edu or 404-431-3901. As a thank-you, volunteers for one of these sessions will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card or $25 EaglePrint Dollars.


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