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Library Snapshot Day 2016: Important to Have -- all responses

Responses - "It is important that I have _________________________ in the PLU library because:__________________"

 

word cloud of what is important for patrons to have in the library

100 responses - study space, quiet, study atmosphere
quiet | it's the only way I can focus
quiet space | it helps me focus on my work
study space | I need quiet places to kind of hide and study without distraction
productivity | I come here to do schoolwork
places to study, printers and other business equipment | because it is helpful when I need it | 
peace | I need time and space to concentrate
private study rooms | (blank)
medium noise | 2nd floor ideal; not silent but not above a whisper and mutter
positive peers | if they are working and on task then I am motivated to get my work done as well
quiet study areas | that is how I get things done
space | often tables are full
multiple places to sit | it allows for groups to talk
movies and peace and quiet | that's what a library is - a place of solitude and peace
study areas | (blank)
quiet place to study | (blank)
quiet places | it's easier to study
quiet and study space | finding peace and quiet and no distractions is difficult
access to quiet space | need to get work done
a quiet floor | sometimes I need a silent space
study rooms | that is where I do my best studying
time and quiet time | (blank)
my personal space and no distractions | (blank)
a place to sit with groups | I study with friends quite often
study space | why else would I come here
a quiet interactive atmosphere | I know that everyone in the library is doing something academically related, e.g. studying, project
quiet space | (blank)
books and seating | otherwise, what's the point of a library/study space?
peace and quiet | (blank)
quiet | itallows me to focus on my school work
study rooms | I need to be away from distractions
quiet space and computers | to study and to print
area to work | it allows me to concentrate on work and have space
3rd floor quiet level | silence helps me focus
a quiet study space | (blank)
quiet | some people on the 3rd floor don't know what absolute silence is in the open space
study rooms and computers | (blank)
quiet and computers | it provides a quiet place to study, focus and utilize the school's resources when my own computer is acting up
study spaces | my room is distracting
good environment to study | it's important for productivity
study space and computer access to print | I don't have this at home and I live 20 minutes off campus
working space and printer | of my major!
a quiet place | (blank)
study rooms | sometimes I need  a quiet place to work
work/study spaces with electrical outlets and wifi connectivity | (blank)
quiet hours | sometimes the 1st floor and the 2nd floor can get too loud in the evenings
space to study | (blank)
a lot of seating for me and my study group | (blank)
quiet | I can't study with noise
interaction | (blank)
quiet | (blank)
the 3rd floor | I need quiet space
quiet | it's really hard to study when it's noisy
a comfortable place | I wouldn't come here if I didn't
quiet | (blank)
space | I want a lot of areas to study
a quiet space | I am most productive when it's quiet
my own space to study | (blank)
quiet places | (blank)
comfortable spaces | I'm usually in here for a long time
a quiet place to study | (blank)
a comfortable experience | a lot of my time is spent here
silence | I do my best work and creating without distraction
quiet | I need that to study
the library | I come here often to study because it's a better environment than my distracting room
rooms with projectors | practice presentations
relaxed studying environment |
quiet | I get distracted by noise and people
quiet study space | I have a very difficult time focusing
space to meet and work with students and faculty |
quiet | I get distracted easily
separate floors | of what noise level I want
quietness | it is easier to focus
comfortable, spacious work spaces | I study in here often
study rooms | sometimes you need to focus without interruption which happens frequently in the open computer section.
space to talk or silence areas | 
study time | I get better grades then
quiet spaces | 
quiet space | I look for places that are quiet to work and read
a choice between quiet and social studying | 
peace and quiet | this is where I come to get homework and important assignments done
enough tables | during finals, there isn't enough space. The library becomes overcrowded.
quiet | studying
computers | the library is where I am best able to study
options of study spaces | it varies from day to day what I need. Also it would be nice if it was open later in the day on weekends but I realize few people would use those times
quiet spaces | I need to study!
quiet | that is how I best learn
no (or minimal) distractions | 
quiet | I need quiet to focus sometimes
quiet zones | sometimes it's hard to focus
study rooms | they provide a nice quiet place to study
study rooms | I can focus
quiet | that's how libraries are supposed to be
peace and quiet | I concentrate better
study groups | I learn and retain information best in a group
quiet time | 
space | it it is crowded I will likely not be able to get my work done/done as well as I could do it
space to work with others | 
quiet | it's the reason I come here
a quiet third floor | that is how I learn the best
quiet, access to resources (printers, internet, books, etc.) | it helps me to focus better and get schoolwork done


53 responses - printers, wi-fi, scanners (some of these responses get counted with the computer category)
computers and printers available to students | they come in handy in a pinch
computers/printers | its convenient for projects
access to computers | printing and scanning machines
computers and printers | (blank)
computers | printing essays becomes vital!
computer access | I need to print
computers, internet, phone, copy machine |  I use these frequently
computers and printers | I don't have one at home
computers and printing | I don't have my own printer and I need to be able to print for my classes!
more computers/printers | it can get crowded a peak times and be difficult to get things done when needed
computers, printers, scanners, resource help | those are the main things I use here
places to study, printers and other business equipment | because it is helpful when I need it | 
study space and computer access to print | I don't have this at home and I live 20 minutes off campus
working space and printer | of my major!
work/study spaces with electrical outlets and wifi connectivity | (blank)
quiet, access to resources (printers, internet, books, etc.) | it helps me to focus better and get schoolwork done
printers | I don't have one at home and they are very necessary
printing | I do not have a printer of my own
printing | I don't own a printer and my classes require a lot of printing
printing capability | when I have a large print job I don't want to use my personal printer
printing options | I live in Olympia, can't print in between classes
more $$ for prints | I'm a broke college student and need to print lots for nursing
internet | (blank)
wifi and outlets | I'm always on my computer
printers | I do not have one at home
tutoring and printing | (blank)
scanners and printers | it the only place I have to scan and print thins for school, job apps, etc.
printing stations | I don't have a printer!
printers | (blank)
printing | it helps with last minute printing
scanners | I have a lot of physical papers. I like to keep records. Plus they go straight to my email.
access to a printer | I don't have one
printers | I don't have one
printers | my own printer doesn't print double sided
access to a printer | there isn't anywhere else where you can print
staplers and printers | I have to have access to these items generally
wifi | important school work is online
scanner | it is helpful for online application for transfer
effective wifi | the quicker the wifi, the less stress I have
printer | In nursing school, we have a ton of nursing documents to print each week
printers | I print things
Availability to printers and help desk | I don't have printer at home and I am technically uninformed
printing | without out it, I would not have access to a printer
the printers | I don't have my own
printing | I am a commuter without a printer at home
computers | My laptop broke recently and I couldn't have survived scholl without the library
printers | I don't have one
access to printers | it's a necessity during the day
wifi | I work on assignments
printing access | I print a lot and do not always have a reliable printer at home
printers | because mine runs out of ink fast
computer access | it's where I do emergency printing
quiet space and computers | to study and to print


39 responses - computers (some of these responses get counted in the printer category)
computer access | it's where I do emergency printing
quiet space and computers | to study and to print
study rooms and computers | (blank)
quiet and computers | it provides a quiet place to study, focus and utilize the school's resources when my own computer is acting up
design computers | I don't have access to the programs on a laptop at school
Macs | (blank)
backup | I broke my laptop in the middle of senior year
functional | tech (pc's 7 mac). we are really busy and take courses in multi formats *the media world runs on mac
computers and printers available to students | they come in handy in a pinch
computers | I don't have a laptop while on campus
computers | sometimes I need more than I screen for my papers
computers/printers | its convenient for projects
cooperative computers | it's less frustrating
access to computers | printing and scanning machines
computers and printers | (blank)
computers | printing essays becomes vital!
computer access | I need to print
good computers | I often use them for stuff that my own (old!) laptop cannot do, e.g. video production
access to computers | doing homework and school email update
computers | I use in so often for all of my classes
the help desk, headphones available for check out, the media lab--photoshop!! | (blank)
computer access | I believe it is important to have access to online resources relating to my education
the computers | I do not always have another to work on
computer access | I print and study in here all the time! I don't bring a computer to school
computers | I need them for homework and registration
computers, internet, phone, copy machine |  I use these frequently
computers | sometimes my laptop doesn't have the right tools I need
computers and printers | I don't have one at home
computers | 
computers and printing | I don't have my own printer and I need to be able to print for my classes!
access to computers | I don't have access off campus, I live off campus
computers | not everyone has their own
books and computers | 
computer access | I do all my class work here
an available computer | I don't own my own
computers | the wifi around campus is not the best. The internet in the library is great
more computers/printers | it can get crowded a peak times and be difficult to get things done when needed
computers, printers, scanners, resource help | those are the main things I use here
access to the computers | I normally get more work done when I am using the computers here


36 responses - research resources
online/writing resources | having the extra eye is a big help while writing
quiet, access to resources (printers, internet, books, etc.) | it helps me to focus better and get schoolwork done
books and computers | 
movies and peace and quiet | that's what a library is - a place of solitude and peace
books and seating | otherwise, what's the point of a library/study space?
research section | I have a lot of projects to do each semester
access to journals | research, research, research
books | many classes assign researh papers
a good selection of books | most of my courses require research
access to "obscure" tests | my studies require more abstract texts pf refugee groups
access to resources (books, databases) | (blank)
access to resources | some items can not be found outside the library
physical books | it helps me with papers
research resources | (blank)
religion resources | I need a ton of them for class
resources | they help to better improve my education
access to databases | I'm a double major who draws from a variety of disciplines, so I appreciate access to a a variety of databases!
resources | (blank)
the music selection | I play music
resources | I can write my papers
all the books and resources I need | they help me study
a variety of books | (blank)
resources | I don't have to go somewhere else to get what I need
books on medical topics | I'm a future healthcare provider
communication studies resources | I've had to rely heavily on ILL for writing term papers
access to materials | that's what it's here for
access to  resources | this is where I come to get everything done. I print and scan and use the computers and books.
books! | Resorting to Google and online materials puts us down intellectual rabbit holes that blind our discovery and imaginations. Please don't kill the collection
real books | 
children's books | I am an education student and it is very helpful for making lessons and finding kids' books
books | I come here to find books
access to both print and electronic sources (books and journals) | electronic is good
a wide variety of texts | 
children's books | I'm an Ed major and I need to find good books for my kids
access to research material | it is a vital resources. I prefer books over electronic media
more access to different kinds of books | it will help more for future research


22 responses - help
computers, printers, scanners, resource help | those are the main things I use here
tutoring and printing | (blank)
Availability to printers and help desk | I don't have printer at home and I am technically uninformed
the help desk, headphones available for check out, the media lab--photoshop!! | (blank)
computer support | I am very limited on the computer
people to help | (blank)
online/writing resources | having the extra eye is a big help while writing
help | (blank)
all the help | (blank)
helpful staff | there is a lot of info and I can't know it all
librarians | (blank)
technical desk | it solve this technical issue for the newcomers for either internet of other thing else
Writing Center | it gives me a controlled, quiet, scholarly place to review and improve my papers for assignments
staff assistance | I don't always know how to navigate through the materials
research librarians | they help me find what I need for my studies
help | I get lost very easily and many workers here are so helpful
Student Services | they will aid with any supplementary items like notecards or help when my gmail is hacked
connection to DSS | they are partner in greater academic success of those with disabilities at PLU
assistance | I'm not sure about library logistics
assistance | There are a lot of resources that I wouldn't know how to use on my own
research librarians | they provide excellent insight on ways to find information in ways I might not have thought
research help | capstone is a struggle


16 responses - outlets
work/study spaces with electrical outlets and wifi connectivity | (blank)
wifi and outlets | I'm always on my computer
outlets | I like to sit at the library and work
outlets | (blank)
desks to work at and plug ins for charging | (blank)
outlets | laptops
nice big tables with outlets | I like to lay out all my stuff and have a big place to work
outlets | I usually need a place to charge my laptop and phone to do homework
more outlets | (blank)
wall outlets | it's awful when I can't charge my laptop and it dies while I'm working on something!
tables and outlets | I like to spread out when I study and need to charge my computer
plug ins! | 
access to outlets | I do all my work on my laptop and I need to be able to work for hours at a time
outlets | I always need to charge my surface
power outlets | I need to be able to charge my laptop
a spot with an outlet | a lot of my homework is online and essays on my laptop


14 responses - furniture
desks to work at and plug ins for charging | (blank)
nice big tables with outlets | I like to lay out all my stuff and have a big place to work
tables and outlets | I like to spread out when I study and need to charge my computer
enough tables | during finals, there isn't enough space. The library becomes overcrowded.
seating | I need a place to be comfortable while I study with friends/peers
tables | it allows space to meet with groups
desks |
better furniture | it facilitates studying and collaborative work
comfortable seats | study long and hard
tables | I like having space to layout my stuff and I don't like my laptop on my lap.
comfy chairs | So I can snuggle up while I study
big tables | A lot of group projects work on the first floor
tables and chairs | they are the perfect spot to get work done
whiteboards | they are useful for visual and hands on learners


9 responses - food, food prep
snacks | I get hungry with long study hours
snack options (more than what is in the vending machines | (blank)
access to worldwide resources | (blank)
microwaves | (blank)
candy | candy
food access | study snacks!!
more snacks | sometimes I get hungry spending hours in here
the microwave |
coffee/tea | it keeps me from leaving and getting distracted