December 2, 2021

Report: “Fresno State’s Library Will Soon Lend Noise-Canceling Headphones to Students”

From KSEE/KGPE:

Noise-canceling headphones will soon be included in Fresno State library’s lending program to help students continue their studies at home.

The Henry Madden Library made an initial purchase of 50 pairs of noise-canceling headphones, in addition to other needed technology for students and faculty, to be available for the fall 2020 semester.

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From the Fresno State U.

“One of the most common problems I’m hearing from students is the noise they are experiencing in their homes,” said Fresno State associate professor Dr. Larissa Mercado-López. “Students have reached out to share their frustrations regarding noisy family members (kids, adults who are unaware of their need for silence, etc.). They state that they feel helpless because of their inability to find other spaces to work due to shelter-in-place orders.”

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Using a modest amount of C.A.R.E.S. Act funding, the Henry Madden Library made an initial purchase of 50 pairs of noise-canceling headphones, in addition to other needed technology for students and faculty, to be available for the fall 2020 semester. Other items purchased include Google Chromebooks and refreshed camera, microphone, and tech utilities to support at-home learning and teaching needs.

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Direct to Fresno State U. Library Tech Lending Page

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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