Survey to find out patron research needs in regard to facilities/space
We did informal survey to find out what patrons need most for doing research in library and based on that we designed our plan for the renovation or reading rooms.
Coordinate with other units such as TLT to offer optimum services
Worked closely with TLT in renovation project to move/change/set new computer access and system in NRR and CRR
Coordinated to move/discard TLT old furniture in NRR and CRR before renovation
Adjust shelf space to respond to changes in collection
Moved around 100,000 volumes of science bound journals to off-site storage,
Relocated 21,010 volumes of government documents to 4th floor storage after heavy weeding
Merged 88,000 volumes of science monographs to one areas from three separate areas
Moved 17,000 CRR ref. collection from 1st floor to the second floor
Relocated 16,000 items of Soil Surveys from 2nd floor to the 4th floor storage room
Dismantled and removed 20,000 linear ft. of shelves from two reading rooms and created double the seating space on the CRR second floor
Moved and rearranged 24 map cases after weeding and discarded 36 cases
Support preservation/emergency needs, keep manual updated regularly
Updated Emergency Manual for Melville Library in March 2016
Moved 150+ microform cabinets to student dormitory basement for temporary storage and preservation.
Invited police for staff emergency training classes in January and September each year
Examine statistical data to access space usage
Examined traffic statistics of each area, study the recent trend during different times of the year to decide opening hours and staff coverage.
Designate NRR first floor as individual quiet study area
Designated different areas on the first and second floor for individual quiet study area with signs after the renovation
Designate and establish group study area/room on the first floor of CRR
Plan to build group study rooms in CRR first floor under renovation
Designated area and built group study rooms on both first and second floor of NRR
Install more electrical outlet/charging stations and make those stations easy to access
Hundreds of electrical outlet/charging system are part of all new furniture in newly renovated NRR
More will be installed for the CRR first floor under renovation project
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