Are you wondering how we are collecting feedback and suggestions on the new library? Plans for the building project thus far have taken into account feedback gathered over the past ten years on library services and facilities through LibQual surveys distributed to the campus community, emails and comment cards from library users, and outreach to campus groups by library faculty. As plans for the new library evolve, library staff and the architectural team are gathering additional input from students and faculty through surveys and focus groups.
The first phase of the current feedback cycle was completed during Winter Quarter just prior to finals, when Penrose Library saw a record number of visitors. This effort gathered student input through point-of-use feedback boards in study areas throughout the building. At the start of Spring Quarter, all students on campus will be emailed a detailed survey asking their opinions on study spaces, technology, and library furniture preferences. Focus groups are planned for Spring Quarter as well.
Faculty have been involved in library renovation planning over the past several years through the Faculty Senate and the Library Liaison Advisory Group, which include representatives from all academic departments. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions or additional feedback on the building project to their library liaison.
DU staff, alumni, and visitors are also encouraged to submit their questions and feedback to Karen Nozik (email@example.com) or to the Research Center by email, phone, chat(IM), or text. Just click on the “Ask Us!” button found on the library homepage and throughout the Academic Commons website for all the ways to reach the Research Center.
Finally, if your questions about the building project are not answered on our Academic Commons Frequently Asked Questions page, submit your questions to us so that we can respond to you and, when appropriate, add these questions to our list of FAQs.
We look forward to hearing from you!