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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.

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

New Microforms Scanner debuts at Library

Following months of heated anticipation, the Library is proud to announce the installation of its new microfilm reader and scanner.

ST ViewScan III is one of the most advanced microfilm scanners available today and brings the Library’s considerable microforms collections (microfilm, microfiche, and ultrafiche) into the digital era. The machine allows users to crop and save only the sections of a document they want as well as clean up any scratches that may be present on the film. Users have the option to print, email, or save their work to a flash drive.

While the machine will likely get its heaviest use from our InterLibrary Loan department in fulfilling requests for articles on microfilm, all Library researchers are welcome to use it. ViewScan is loaded with several video tutorials to get you started, and the Library staff and student assistants can also assist you.

So if you’ve always wanted to wade into the exciting world of microforms research, your time has come!

Summer Reading at the Library

For the second straight summer, the Library Book Club has selected two beloved classics for adults and younger readers.

Sterling Hundley, “The Captain”

On June 25, Dr. Peter Fraser will lead a discussion of Treasure Island, one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. Besides being the most ingenious of all pirate tales, the work is a coming-of-age novel, whose hero grows from an easily frightened and impulsive boy at the beginning to a brave and circumspect young man by the story’s end.

On July 30, we will discuss Little Women, one of the most revered American novels. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s most autobiographical work, tells the story of the formation and coming of age of four sisters in New England during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Rebecca Green, "Jo Writing"

Rebecca Green, “Jo Writing”

Our book discussions will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. We are especially eager to have younger readers participate! As always, distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.

For more information about these events or the Library Book Club, contact Harold Henkel at 757-352-4198 or

Image Credits:

Sterling Hundley (illustrator), “The Captain,” Treasure Island, The Folio Society website,

Rebecca Green (illustrator), “Jo Writing,” Little Women, The Folio Society website,