Because extending library hours requires a certain minimum staff presence to keep the facility open, provide basic service and contribute to personal safety and building security, the library requested a new position for FY 2012, and the provost and university administration supported the request. With the addition of one full-time senior library technician this fall, the library administration made it a priority to extend its open hours.
“We were pleased to see students taking advantage of our extended Sunday hours on the very first weekend of the quarter and happy we could provide this additional access and service,” the library’s director of public services, Judy Solberg, said.
The provost’s support of the new position, and the creativity and commitment of the library’s managers and staff also made it possible to open the library earlier on weekday mornings in support of the new block scheduling.
The 24/7 Zone on Floors 1 and 2 will continue to be available to SU students, faculty and staff when the library is closed. Use of campus ID cards for after-hours access and the presence of SU Public Safety officers on-site help to create a secure environment for our campus community.
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