Happy New Year, and welcome back for the spring semester. I hope you are ready to utilize the services of the Library Resource Center, which continues to change.

Last year, we made significant visible changes on the first floor. We opened up the area, replaced the carpet, and added 46 power outlets, utilizing the columns, walls, charging tables and charging stations. We purchased new comfortable furniture and re-upholstered some chairs.

Now, there is a new stand-up computer table, and we added curved shelving that displays new books and leisure reading material. We even added plants and a television for students’ comfort.

On the academic level, we have added more electronic and printed resources.

Improvements will continue on the second floor. Over the break, we removed a number of shelves and replaced the carpet. More changes are in the works.

Our goal is to meet the needs of today’s students and the manner in which they incorporate the library and our services into their academic life on campus, and the continued role of libraries to support and sustain lifelong learning.

We invite students’ input and have set out a board for suggestions. We’ll try to minimize inconvenience to students, but there may be times when noise or activity may become a little overwhelming. Please bear with us because in the end, the changes will be worth the inconvenience.

Dr. Lynette Ralph, Director

Library Resource Center

www.xula.edu/library

 

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