2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey drawing winners announced

1930s man's hand in top hat full of paper pulling name out of hatThe 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey closed on November 17. We received responses from 503 students, 41 faculty, and 27 staff members. The Library faculty will now evaluate the data and comments to determine what our users like about the Library and what they would like to see changed. We will share our findings in the Feedback Express column of the blog.

Drum roll, please…

…And the winners of the survey drawing are as follows:

Student Winners

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card: Ms. Renee Hudnall (School of Business & Leadership)
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Richard Curtis (School of Divinity)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Kevin Pleasants (School of Divinity)

Staff Winner

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Lawrence Trotman (College of Arts & Sciences)

Faculty Winner

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Dr. Miguel Alvarez (School of Divinity)

The Library sincerely thanks everyone who took the survey.

Dr. Eric Patterson to lead discussion of The Far Side of the World


“…and presently [Cape Horn] was in sight from the deck, not so much land as the world’s grim end, a tall blackness on the rim of the sea that continually flashed white as the rollers broke at its foot and dashed up the towering rock.”

Patrick O’Brian has been called “the greatest historical novelist of all time” by the Times of London and “Jane Austen on a ship of war” by NPR. Like Austen, his favorite author, Patrick O’Brian uses fiction to explore character.

In The Far Side of the World, you will sail on H. M. S. Surprise from Gibraltar to Brazil, around Cape Horn, up to the Galapagos Islands, and on to Polynesia in pursuit of U. S. S. Norfolk. There’s adventure aplenty, but what will stay in your memory long after finishing the novel is the courage, endurance, and camaraderie of the Surprise crew, all set down with O’Brian’s profound humanity and eye for the humor in life.

"...and they sailed over a dark blue disk, perpetually renewed, under a pale blue dome..."

“…and they sailed over a dark blue disk, perpetually renewed, under a pale blue dome, occasionally flecked with very high white cirrus.”

Dr. Eric Patterson, Dean of the School of Government, will lead our discussion, which will take place on Thursday, December 10 at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.

For information about future book discussions at the Library, see the Library Book Club webpage.



Image credits:

Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest, “Cape Horn.” Accessed 19 Nov 2015.

Vanderwell, Tom. “Big Blue Sky; Deep Blue Ocean,” Tom’s Photo’s Wayfarer’s Journal. Accessed 19 Nov 2015. https://tomvanderwell.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/big-blue-sky-deep-blue-ocean/

Take the Library Customer Satisfaction Survey!

feedbackThe 2015 Library Customer Satisfaction Survey begins today and will continue through November 17. The survey, which takes only ten minutes to complete online, is the primary instrument we use to improve our services. By taking the survey, you can tell us what you like and what you would like to see changed at the Library.

Amazon Gift Card Prizes

This year, we have separate surveys for students, staff, and faculty. After completing the survey, all participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. One $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded in both the staff and faculty categories, and in the student category, we will award one $100, $50, and $25 gift card for three lucky students. Your chances of winning are quite good with this drawing! More importantly, it is a chance for your voice to be heard. We read every response, and we act on them. Click here to begin the survey.

Book Sale at the Library

by Dorothy Hargett, Access Services Librarian

The Library Book Sale has begun! This year is a little different than previous years, as the books will be continuously displayed on two book shelves across from the Circulation desk. The shelves will be replenished with more books as items are sold, so be sure to check out what’s on offer at least once a week.

We have new and old books in all subjects, making the sale a perfect opportunity to build your personal library or buy gifts for all the readers in your life. Hardbacks are only 50¢ and paperbacks 25¢. Cash only. Please bring your own bags or boxes.

Location & Hours
University Library across from Circulation Desk
Monday: Friday 8am – 11:00pm
Saturday: 11am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm

Book Discussion: Persuasion, by Jane Austen

PersuasionWhat if you refused the hand of the person you should have married?

Eight years ago Anne Elliot was disastrously persuaded by a confidante to break off her engagement with the man she loved, Frederick Wentworth, a young naval officer with whom she was united in temperament, sensibility, and interests. Eight years later, Wentworth returns a captain, still unmarried, and with a large fortune earned from victories against the French.

Anne, who has lived in regret ever since she broke off their engagement immediately finds her feelings for Frederick reignited. But will he even speak to her? Persuasion, Austen’s final and possibly most personal work, is a novel about second chances and love that can endure the test of time.

The Library Book Club will discuss Persuasion on Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.

For more information about this or other Book Club events, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.