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

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.

Library Book Club Schedule 2015-2016

Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra (see image credit below).

In the final volume of In Search of Lost Time, Proust’s narrator experiences a number of epiphanies about the nature of creativity that have been percolating in his mind for hundreds of pages. One of these concerns the value of reading:

Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book.

And that is not all we get from literature. For Proust, it is literature (and the other arts) that teach us to see the world through new eyes:

By art alone we are able to get outside ourselves, to know what another sees of this universe which for him is not ours, the landscapes of which would remain as unknown to us as those of the moon. Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world, our own, we see it multiplied…

The mission of the Library Book Club is to encourage the reading of great literature by bringing members of the Regent and CBN communities together to enjoy the unique pleasure of reading and discussing books. For our ninth year, we have assembled a schedule of American, British, and Israeli works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Library Book Club Schedule 2015 – 2016

Month Author Title Date & Time*
September Geraldine Brooks March September 24 at 12:00
October Jane Austen Persuasion October 29 at 12:00
Nov – Dec Patrick O’Brian The Far Side of the World December 10 at 12:00
January Henry James Washington Square January 28 at 12:00
February Toni Morrison Beloved February 25 at 12:00
March – April Meir Shalev A Pigeon and a Boy April 14 at 12:00
June Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd June 30 at 12:00

Time & Location

*Book Club meetings usually take place at noon on the final Thursday of each month in the Library Conference Room. Dates and times above are tentative. Check the events pages on our Facebook or Google+ sites for confirmed dates and times. Tea and refreshments are served, and participants are welcome to bring a lunch.

Distance Students and Faculty Welcome

Distance students and faculty may join our discussions via Google Hangouts, Google’s free videoconferencing service. Here is the permanent link for all Library Hangout events: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c0lnc83s5ok7tecuqdcnjg0mcno?authuser=0&eid=100028809078157626561&hl=en.

For more information about the Book Club, see our webpage or contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

Image Credit: Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra, a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Lucia, Zaragoza in Spain. For information about Sister Isabella and examples of her work, see Lines and Colors (blog) at http://linesandcolors.com/2011/11/13/isabel-guerra/.