2011 Suggestions and Responses

Scroll down or use the following links to view previously submitted Patron Suggestions and the Library's Responses. The Suggestions and their Responses are ordered by the date that they were received.


11/26/2011 Databases Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Marketline and Mergent are both great sites for business/marketing majors. I had access to both of these at my previous under-graduate university and now I seem to be lost without them!

Please consider adding these to the lists of databases.

Library's Response:

Thank you for your suggestion regarding the business and marketing databases. We will look into these and determine whether or not to purchase access to them.

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the business databases that we do have access to, including Checkpoint and Value Line Investment Survey

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11/22/2011 Music Journals Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I wish we had more Classical Music magazines in our library. And now that magazines are starting to publish e-versions, I wonder if we could subscribe to them as they become available in e-form. I'm thinking of magazines such as BBC (classical music), International Piano, Opera News, etc. We won't feel so isolated here if we still had access to those magazines monthly...

Library's Response:

Thank you for the suggestions regarding the Music Journals. While we do not currently subscribe to these journals, we do have full-text access to both International Piano (2007 - present) and Opera News (1990 - present) through the Academic Search Complete database. We will also look into the BBC title to determine if it will be added to our collection.

To find out if we have access to a specific journal, search for the journal title in our Journal Search section, and if we have access to it, you can follow the links to the appropriate databases.

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11/18/2011 OverDrive Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I recently suggested a two books (Misguided Angel and Shadowland) for the library to purchase on OverDrive. Since both books are in different series I thought I would list the rest in case Huie might be able to get a few more.

The Immortals Series

  • Evermore
  • Blue Moon
  • Shadowland
  • Dark Flame
  • Night Star
  • Everlasting

Blue Bloods Series

  • Blue Bloods
  • Masquerade
  • Revelations
  • The Van Alen Legacy
  • The Keys to the Repository
  • Misguided Angel
  • Bloody Valentine
  • Lost in Time
  • The Gates of Paradise will be published in January of 2013, it will be the seventh and final Blue Bloods novel,

**Wolf Pact and Witches of East End are both spin-offs of the Blue Bloods series, they are set to be published in 2012.

I know the library won't be able to order them all, but I wanted to provide the lists just in case! :) Thank you again for ALL you do, OverDrive is a WONDERFUL option!!! Love it!!!

Library's Response:

Thank you for the suggestions! Check out all the titles we ordered on our 2011 Book and Movie Requests page!

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11/09/2011 OverDrive Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Many thanks to Huie Library for using OverDrive! It is a wonderful option when you are constantly on the go. I use it all the time and LOVE it!

I wanted to suggest the library consider buying two book for OverDrive:

  • Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Shadowland by Alyson Noel

I would really appreciate it!

Thank you in advance for your consideration and please do not get rid of OverDrive!!!

Library's Response:

Thanks! We are glad you like it! The titles that you requested have been ordered!

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11/01/2011 Patron Wish List Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Library is fantastic... I love being able to check out books for a decent amount of time & movies as well...
My only wishes:

  1. DVD Seasons of Queer as Folk (U.S. Ver.)
  2. DVD Seasons of THe L Word.
  3. To be able to check out books from the Will Eisner Room.

Library's Response:

Thanks!
Maybe with year end money (Regarding wishes 1 and 2). LE

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10/14/2011 "Dumbo" Movie Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Can we get the movie "Dumbo"? Please & Thank you! :)

Library's Response:

We got Dumbo, Cars, Rango, and Monsters vs. Aliens!! :)

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10/12/2011 German Rosetta Stone Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Please get Rosetta Stone German. Thank you!

Library's Response:

Rosetta Stone will not sell the Library individual copies of Rosetta Stone. The site license that we would be required to buy is over $20,000.00, which is not feasible with the budget that we have. :)

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10/09/2011 "Jumper" Movie Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I was wondering could you get Jumper (2008) in the titles of movies this year? Thanks

Library's Response:

We usually only buy award winning movies. Jumper got terrible reviews! "Great book, terrible movie!"
Please see our Collection Development Policy for more information.

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10/07/2011 Printer on Second Floor Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

A printer that can print on both sides on the second floor would be good!!!

Library's Response:

We will have to consider this. We do need new printers on the second floor. Comparable printers to what we have now would be about $1200 each. A printer that will duplex will be considerably more.

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10/05/2011 Spanish Books Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I would like to more hardback & CD Books in Spanish.

Library's Response:

Please give us some titles.

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10/04/2011 Whiteboard Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Would it be possible to get a bigger whiteboard for the big group study room on the second floor? The ones that are currently there are not big enough for some problems....

Library's Response:

We will purchase one.

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08/11/2011 Lemonade Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

It was SO HOT! Thank you for the lemonade. SO NICE. This is the best place to be.

Library's Response:

Thank you.

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07/20/2011 Wi-Fi Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Is there any way to get the wireless internet to pick up anywhere in the library. It seems I have to dance all over the library, especially in the back w/ the couches & chairs. Sometimes I would like to do my work & relax @ the same time. 2nd floor is the same way. Thanks.

Library's Response:

There are a number of dead spots in the library for wireless. Computer Services is aware of the problem. There is no solution at this time.

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07/07/2011 Telling a Joke Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Dear HSU Librarians,

I heard a joke I thought you might appreciate: What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

One has claws on the end of its paws. The other is a pause at the end of a clause!

Hope you giggled!

Library's Response:

Thank you for thinking of us.

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04/13/2011 Snack Machine Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

We need a snack machine!

Library's Response:

We'll see what we can do.

08/22/2011 UPDATE: There is now a snack machine in Huie Library! You can find it along with the soda machine on the first floor near the bathrooms.

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04/2011 Book Requests Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Huie Library received several suggestions in its April 2011 User Survey for specific authors and titles.

Library's Response:

A number of these requested books has been ordered and added to the Huie Library collection. For a list of books that have been ordered based upon these suggestions, please see our 2011 Book Requests section.

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04/2011 African-American Writers Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Huie Library received a suggestion in its April 2011 User Survey that request more books by African-American writers.

Library's Response:

A number of books by African-American writers has been ordered and added to the Huie Library collection. For a list of books that have been ordered based on this suggestion, please see our 2011 Book Requests section.

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03/18/2011 Temperature Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

It is either hot or cold, why could we not get good facilities for the price of tuition.

Library's Response:

We know this is a problem - and unfortunately not just in the library. We have no answer at this point. We wish we did.

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01/06/2011 Audio Book Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Please get an audio book by Thom Hartmann: "Rebooting the American Dream."

Library's Response:

I can only find the audio version on Kindle edition which is not a format that the library can support. LE

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