Frank Haulgren commented here and I just had to make it a post:
Western Washington Univ.s “14 Days To Have Your Say” project was directly inspired by the Starbuck’s campaign. I had read a newspaper article (quaint, no?) about this project one day while having lunch and immediately thought to myself, “We can do this! We should do this!”
The 14 Days blog has closed has closed for comment. A final post has been made by me for the libraries and we are now beginning to analyze the comments and see what we can undertake over the summer.
Bu far the most commented on issues were library noise, longer hours, and an interesting divide on the question of a library cafe.
It was a very, very worth while project!
New WWU Dean of Libraries Chris Cox responds on the site:
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have taken the time to offer your ideas and feedback about The Western Libraries. I’ve been eagerly reading these and am looking forward to working with all of you to answer your needs, whether they be quiet in the library, the construction of a cafe, installing a book drop on the south side of campus or investigating the feasability of longer library hours and/or a 24 hour study space. I’m very excited to be coming to a place where the students, faculty and staff care so much about their library.
Gathering feedback for planning from stakeholders in the academic library should be a top priority. Using mechanisms inspired by good ole Starbucks in our 2.0 world is inspired. Well done WWU!