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December 2011

  • December 11, 2011: Exam coffee and grilled cheese comments

    Thank you all so much for the free caffeinated beverages during final exams! I was so excited when I discovered that your newest addition of service includes free grilled cheese sandwiches, which are amazing for those of us who don't take the time to go get food while preparing for finals. We are truly blessed to have a such a kind staff who genuinely cares for the success and well-being of students. THANK YOU!!!!

    P.S. I'm excited for next semester's new hours as part of 24/5.


    I love the food and drinks provided for exam studying!! It's so thoughtful and considerate during a time when food comes last on the priority list. Thank you, library staff!!!


    LOVE the grilled cheese/coffee station at night during finals. Seriously made my studying about a thousand times better. Definitely a great idea! Thank you!!


    I really enjoyed the after hour grilled cheese sandwiches! Hopefully I will be able to see more of them



    Also, the people that you had working the tables are amazing wonderful and fantastic! I wish it was finals week every week.... wait.... i take that back. But the grilled cheese and hot cocoa can stay! :D   Thanks again!

    Thanks so much for your feedback. Good luck on exams!

    Robert Sebek
    Webmaster, Virginia Tech Libraries

  • December 12, 2011: More Exam coffee and grilled cheese comments

    I really appreciated the grilled cheese sandwiches, coffee, tea and hot chocolate that was provided in the library while i was studying for my final exam.  It was a really nice study break and I did not have to go far to get food or a drink.  I think it was a very thoughtful idea and hope it will continue.

    LOVE THE FREE COFFEE AND GRILLED CHEESE! Best idea ever. During finals, we all obviously are going to drink A LOT of coffee and we sometimes forget to eat due to studying. Great idea and please please please do it again! Makes me choose to study at Newman rather than going to the empo or somewhere else.


    You all are doing a great job making students comfortable during finals week. I really appreciate the grilled cheese and hot chocolate/tea/coffee. The grilled cheese makes an especially nice addition! Keep it up!

    Thanks for the free grilled cheese sandwiches.


    Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to our expanded beverage and sandwich service during exams, I thought it would be a good idea to offer grilled cheese sandwiches to students during exams because many of you study so hard that you forget to eat!!!  I am so pleased by the appreciation shown by the students, and that I want you to know that we  plan to continue the service through the rest of this exam period.

    Therese Walters
    Va. Tech Libraries

  • December 13, 2011: Extended hours and power outlets (library suggestion box)

    Thank you for extending the Library hours next semester!! 24/5 will be great. More power outlets are needed, too.

    Thank you for your comment and your suggestion. We hope that our keeping the Library open 24/5 from Sunday to Thursday will be a benefit for all of our students. Regarding your suggestion for more power outlets, you will be glad to know that the Library has plans for several renovations in the building during 2012, that will include making more outlets available for student use.

    Buddy Litchfield
    Va. Tech Libraries

  • December 13, 2011: Larger monitors (library suggestion box)

    Please put larger monitors on all of the pubic workstations. It would help to increase productivity by allowing us to have more windows open.

    We have 2 size monitors on public access workstations in the library. There are 19inch and 22inch monitors. The 22inch monitors are all in ones. There are library group study rooms that contain 40-46inch monitors on the wall that can be used to connect your  laptop or other device for needs of larger displays. The library cycle for new machines have just passed, however we are considering adding a few larger size monitors on workstations throughout the library. These upgrades will probably take place spring semester.

    Have a nice day!
    Curtis D. Carr
    Director Library Systems

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