Our user-community is in the middle of an annual rite of high-stress – final examinations. This is the time of year when the Library sees higher traffic, intense study and anxiety among students, faculty and staff. Everyone is in a crunch – we’ve got holiday-ing to do but, beforehand, students have to prove their academic mettle by passing examinations.
In the Technology Design Studio, the E-Learning Technologies staff witnesses final exam madness and help students navigate the fray from a technological standpoint. We help with printing, computing, and making sure the students who need to use our software and equipment can do so. We soothe frayed nerves and encourage regular Library users who appear out-of-sorts. We even break out the odd traditional Librarian Shush™, when the Library population swells and we get too close to “Club Woody” territory sometimes.
For the uninitiated, the Library enjoys the nickname “Club Woody” among students. Once a dubious characterization, the nickname now commonly refers to the social-aspect of our building. Socializing gets noisy, but we’re dedicated to allowing students a balanced Library experience – a gathering-place meets academic retreat.
It’s all in the name of academic success. Good luck to students, faculty and staff during this finals season. The Woodruff Library and the E-Learning Technologies Unit are behind you.