By Leo Comerlato
Library services have begun a series of changes to improve how students, faculty and staff access materials.
Various changes have been implemented as part of the Library Express program, a program designed to increase circulation of material around campus, said Julie George, interim coordinator of Public Services
The circulation is possible due to the newly acquired golf cart, which will be used to bring material to the three campus libraries, the business, justice and safety and the music library.
“We wanted to make it as easy as we could,” George said. “We hope other people have found it useful.”
The library is currently holding a contest to name the golf cart which was donated by The Friends of The Library organization.
The “Library Express” program is also incorporating new materials, including Kindles and iPod Touches, into its material circulation.
“We wanted to give people access to reading material in something other than the print book form,” George said.
There are eight iPod Touches and three Kindles available for use.
The use of these materials allows the library to also purchase materials most commonly associated with “pleasure reading,” George said.
“They are a little more inexpensive when we buy them in the Kindle format,” George said.
George also said they are looking to purchase more materials similar to the Kindles, but have run into some money issues.
“Money is always an issue,” George said.
Students, staff and faculty can request materials by logging onto the website and clicking the “get it” button, which is on the newly redesigned website, which went live this summer.
“We are constantly looking at how users see us,” George said.