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.
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.