2012 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.


11/28/2012 Upper Floors Computers Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I like the computers on the third floor + the additional new computers on the second floor.

Library's Response:

Thank you. We are considering an additional 2 computers with a printer on the third floor and 3 or 4 additional computers on the second floor.

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10/08/2012 Two Sided Prints Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Make printers so that papers will print two-sided.
SAVE PAPER

Library's Response:

We want to save paper too! That is why all three printers on the first floor of Huie Library have the capability of two-sided printing. When the Print window opens when you are printing something, simply choose "Eco Printing" or "Print on both sides" to print on both sides of the page. This will save paper and will provide you with 40% more free prints!

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09/11/2012 CAC Card Reader Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Could the Library get a computer with a CAC card reader. Military need them to access our AKO accounts online and for several other government sites.

Library's Response:

After looking into the CAC card readers, we have decided not to get one for the library. In order to protect the privacy of individuals using the reader and required software, we don't want to put the reader on a publicly accessible computer. However, the CAC card readers are available at the Veterans Upward Bound office at 1020 Hickory Street. Feel free to stop by there or contact VUB at 870-230-5710 or vub@hsu.edu.

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08/31/2012 Computer Keyboards Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Could we please have the keyboards cleaned? They are absolutely disgusting & harbor who knows what kind of germs! Thank you.

Library's Response:

Thank you for the suggestion. We are creating a cleaning rotation and schedule for the keyboards in Huie Library. If you come across a really dirty keyboard, please notify us, so that we can either clean or replace it. Thank you.

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07/25/2012 Huie SuperSearch Function Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I really like the Super Search function, but finding it can be difficult. Could you please include a permanent link to the Super Search function on the Huie Library home page?

Library's Response:

Thank you for the suggestion and we are glad you like the Huie SuperSearch service. There are currently a number of links to the Huie SuperSearch service from the Huie Library homepage and other web pages. On the homepage, the green "Huie SuperSearch" text above the search box is a link to Huie SuperSearch. Also, you can get to Huie SuperSearch from the library homepage and from any library web page using the drop down menu at the top of these pages. Simply hover over the "Databases" link on the menu bar and then scroll down to "Huie SuperSearch." I will also add a link on the homepage under the "Quicklinks at the bottom. Huie SuperSearch can also be found in our Databases A to Z section.

We are also creating informational web pages and online guides to help you navigate this new and exciting search tool.

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05/10/2012 Educational Films Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

History Channel + Science Channel films
Educational Movies

Library's Response:

Check out the Films on Demand database at Huie Library Databases for some History Channel shows along with scientific shows like NOVA and Scientific American Frontiers. :)

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05/02/2012 Pencil Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

The pencils at the front desk are always SO sharp, it's totally Awesome. Your pencil sharpeners are A+ people.

Library's Response:

We need to make this "point." Our pencils are pre-sharpened - we can't take the credit. Thanks.

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05/02/2012 Cat Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

The Library should adopt a cat. Or possibly a set of sea monkeys. (You can get them at Wal-mart or Target)

Library's Response:

We probably can't do this - but a cat would probably be preferable to a bookworm slithering around the library.

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02/08/2012 Musical Score Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Please order the musical score "Music for Prague 1968" by Karel Husa. There are two versions, one for concert band and one for full orchestra. I would love to see the score for full orchestra but either would suffice. Thank you very much.

Library's Response:

We ordered the score for Karel Husa's Music for Prague 1968 for full orchestra on 02/08/2012.

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02/08/2012 YA and African American Sections Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I think we should expand our young adult and african american section.

Library's Response:

We have split our juvenile collection into a young adult fiction collection (directly opposite juvenile collection). We are adding to this collection regularly.

In response to patron requests, we have added over three dozen titles in African American literature recently (see other suggestions and responses at 2011 Suggestions and 2011 Book and Movie Requests). These titles are scattered in the collection. We will continue to add more titles.

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02/06/2012 Common Book Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

To: Lian Alexandar (sorry if I spell your name wrong...)
Common Book! Double Luck - Lu/White
About a Chinese orphan during the rise of communism.

Library's Response:

Thank you for the suggestion. I will place this book on our Fall 2013 consideration list. The 2012 book has already been chosen. -LA
Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan by Lu Chi Fa and Becky White

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02/06/2012 Ed Martin Painting Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

Why is Ed Martin's painting partially hidden? Bring it out, so we can enjoy his wonderful work!

Library's Response:

We're looking for a new spot for the painting.

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02/06/2012 DVD Flaps Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I think that the dvd flaps should be put into a organized binder.

Library's Response:

We'll try to make other display arrangements, but we don't want to put the flaps in binders - those are bulky - and we've used them before - and they did not do a good job.

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01/25/2012 Sociology Statistics Suggestion

Patron Suggestion:

I would like to request that the library get some Sociology Statistic Tutorial DVD's in so that HSU students may use inside library as a study tool.

Library's Response:

Thank you for your suggestion regarding the Sociology statistics DVD's. I have not been able to locate any DVD's on statistics pertaining to Sociology. Do you have any specific suggestions?

S.G. ext. 5204

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