Tuesday, May 14, 2013

End of Term

The entire campus breathed a sigh of relief on Monday 13 May when the last Final Exam concluded, term came to an end, intersession began (no classes!!) and the College turned thoughts to Graduation on Sunday the 19th.

The last two weeks were busy ones in the Library as students finished final papers and projects and studied for final exams.  Because of the closure of the Tyler Building, several final were actually given in the Library!

From April 29 through May 10 the Library opened half an hour early and closed an hour late to provide more time for students to study, conduct research, seek assistance from library staff, use Course Reserve materials (textbooks!!), copy and print.

127 students used the Library before 8.30am and 335 stayed after 10pm for a grand total of 462 students using the Library at times it would otherwise be closed.

Lemonade, iced tea and sweet & savory snacks were also served as a study break toward the end of the evening.

Extended hours are made possible by the willingness of Library staff to re-arrange their schedules: come in early, go home late or cover extra shifts during "normal" hours.   

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