The Library Space Committee has created a billboard display in the atrium to showcase how student input impacts space decisions made here at the library.
Background: The Library Space Committee collected student feedback about the library, as part of a 2016 lobby survey and a media carrel area survey. With this information the Library Space Committee made or influenced changes to the library, including the creation of “The Nook” and the Unplug & Recharge Room. Also highlighted on the billboard display were other smaller changes that were made or supported by the team including: a new water bottle fountain, more plants, puzzle table, acquiring student art, better designated quiet areas, bean bag chairs, opening more carrels on the main level (by moving or removing equipment), and a self-schedule service for study rooms.
Last week the Space Committee concluded a three week seating survey. The results will help the Committee to learn more about students seating habits and what improvements can be made to library spaces.
The library has millions of resources, but how do you start to find the exact title you’re looking for? The answer isn’t one size fits all. Check out the top ways to find sources below:
Librarian approved! These guides highlight relevant resources and databases on specific subjects and are a great place to start your research. go/guides/
Library search engine, results will show everything the library has access to. Use the filters on the left side to narrow your results down to a manageable amount. go/summon/
The traditional online library catalog, MIDCAT is a great tool when you know a specific feature of what you’re looking for like the author’s name, title, or subject of the work. go/midcat/
Fear not! If Middlebury doesn’t have the resource you want, you can still have it (though it might take a little longer than pulling a book off the shelves) Submit an ILL request for anything we’ll get a copy for you! go/ill/
Still Not Sure?
Meet a librarian at the Research Desk or schedule a consultation, no question is too small. go/AskUs/