October 22, 2021

University of Utah’s Marriott Library Creates a “Digital Space”

From The Daily Utah Chronicle:

Heidi Brett, director of public relations for the Marriott Library, said the library has many unique print resources such as manuscripts and a wide variety of volumes of books from every genre imaginable, but students still want more digital access to research and books

“We did a lot of surveying last month where we asked students, faculty and staff about what it is they use at the library and what they want,” Brett said. “We’ll be using [results] to put together a new area of use for the library.”

In response to the surveys, the “new area of use” will be primarily digital resources.

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Nathan Kemp, a junior in film and media arts, said using print resources is unfamiliar to him.

“I like online resources,” Kemp said. “It’s a lot easier, and I feel like today we have grown up in such an Internet age that I don’t even know how to do outside research. It seems that most of my professors say, ‘If you don’t know how to do something, Google it.’ ”

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A note to Nathan’s professors (and professors everywhere): It would be wonderful if you might tell your students (depending on info need, of course) asking a librarian (text, email, phone, in person) or at least visiting the library’s web site/digital resources. If you, the professor, are not aware of what the library offers you can also ask, the librarians will be happy to provide you with an update. 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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