Piping Up: Library feedback

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Renaming the Bennett library

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: In light of SFUs proclaimed commitments to reconciliation and the library as a public space for community learning, it would be wonderful to see SFU put forward the action to rename the WAC Bennett Library.The opening statement on SFUs 2019/2020 Annual Report on Reconciliation states, "There is no endeavour more important to Canada’s well-being than the national process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With this in mind, we at Simon Fraser University have committed ourselves to serve as an instrument for reconciliation" (p.3).

Library room bookings

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. I have a concern about the library group study room booking rules. It seems like room number 2004 of Bennett library is booked by the same group of students (probably a group tutoring class) everyday from 10 am - 7 pm. I tried to book room 2004 today and found out that the same group of students booked it for two weeks. I personally think that certain students monopolizing the library facility is unfair. It would be better if the library can limit the group study room booking rule to: 1 booking per week (instead of 1 booking per day).

Concern for Policy Regarding 24/7 Library Hours

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: This is a comment regarding the policy to stay open 24 hours during the last few weeks of each term. I have strong objections to this policy. I am a master's student in counselling psychology and am very concerned about the impacts to students' mental and physical health when an institution not only condones but encourages staying up all night to study. I see SFU as extremely irresponsible regarding this decision. Many students are young and impressionable and may believe that, if the library stays open all night, they need to stay there all night to study.