Monday, February 24, 2014

Suggestion: New DVD

Could you please add this DVD to your collection: Avatar: The last airbender (movie)? NOTE: This is not the same as the James Cameron movie Avatar.

Response: We will put in a request to purchase this DVD.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Suggestion: This desk should be higher off the ground! (desk in copy room where stapler, pencil sharpener paper clips etc. are located)

Response: Thank you for the suggestion regarding the height of the supplies desk in the copy room. While the desk is at somewhat of a lower height that some may be used to, we are unable to raise the height. The reason for this is that we want to make sure that all of our students are able to access these materials. If we were to raise the height of the desk it might mean, for example, that someone in a wheelchair might not be able to access all of the supplies we have provided for student use. Because we want to make sure all of our students have access to these items we will leave the table/desk at the current height. Thank you for the suggestion.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Library Closing time?


On a Sunday when the hours are until 9:30pm my suggestion would be to actually stay open until that time NOT to lock the doors at 9:10pm...and not open them when a student who needs to print something is banging on the door!!! I pay tuition to go here and expect the libraries hours to be posted correctly.
Locked out and pissed off


I need more information to investigate this further:
  • Which Sunday was this?
  • Which set of doors did you knock on? There are two sets of 4 glass doors:
    • from the sidewalk into the elevator lobby of the library building-on weekends, only 1 of the outer doors is unlocked - it unlocks automatically at the hour set in a computer program. The library personnel do not have any control over this lock.
    • from the elevator lobby into the library itself. The second set of doors into the library is manually locked by library staff.
  • Did you actually see someone in the library at the time?
I checked with the crew for last Sunday night, and they did not close early. The staff did not hear anyone pounding on a door, either. Since this complaint was dropped into our suggestion box the week following spring break, I can imagine several scenarios.
  • If you were here on the Sunday March 10, this was a holiday and the library was closed. The library calendar under the hours sign (and on the website) indicates that we would be closed on this date.
  • If you were here on Sunday March 17, we were open until 9:30 (actually the staff did not lock up until closer to 9:40, as they were working on a display). However, this was our first open date after Daylight Savings Time started, and I remember once several years ago when the computer handling the electronic (outer) door did not automatically reset to DST on that first day.
  • Could it be possible that your watch or phone was still on standard time? 9:10pm on CST is 10:10pm on DST.
If you want to provide more information, please email with a subject heading "early closing complaint."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Library Website Unfriendly?

Suggestion: The Blinn college online library isnt very user friendly, its difficult to navigate through even after 2 months of using it. Very irritating.

ResponseWe are always open to suggestions for improvement, and the webmaster has emailed you privately to get your input. We work very hard to make the library website as easy as possible to enable you to accomplish a complex task: doing research or looking for help with your research. There are no clues in your suggestion as to what's not working for you, though. It would help us to know what you were trying to find, and whether you were actually navigating the library homepage, or a subpage, or a LibGuide, or a database, or the library catalog. The library webmaster appreciates any specifics you can provide.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lighting in the library

Suggestion: It would be nice to have better lighting for the study carrels.

Response: The lighting in the Brenham library is a problem. Currently, a lighting consultant is working on plans to improve the lighting in the library as well as other buildings on campus. Meanwhile, we are ordering some battery-operated reading lamps. If they work out, we will make the lamps available for students to check out and use in the library.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Staple remover

Suggestion: Provide a staple remover & more paper for suggestions.

Response: Okay, we'll give it one more try. We have put staple pullers out there before, and they have all disappeared. We will try one more time, since it's been a while, but we'll have to order one. Paper is restocked.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Suggestion: Give everyone who works here a raise.

Response: We didn't drop this one in the box ourselves, honest! We're taking this as a great compliment, though. Thank you.