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The Winter 2018 issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Winter 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

Quiet Areas — Curious about all those new signs around the building? Or maybe you’ve been frustrated by trying to find a quiet corner in the library for your work. Well, we have an answer for that. At the start of the term, Hannon Library introduced designated Quiet and Community Areas. Learn more about them in this issue.

Featured Fiction — We love reading for education purposes, but we also know that sometimes you just want to curl up with a good novel. Fortunately, the library is making it easier to find quality fiction with our new Featured Fiction Section.

Upcoming Events — February is Love Your Library Month, and what better way to show your appreciation and support of the library than by checking out one of our upcoming events. For students, we have the Long Night Against Procrastination, which is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of those projects and final papers. And everyone is invited to join us for a special event, Hannon Library Celebrates 65 Years as a Federal Depository Library: Stories of the Cascade-Siskiyou.

Read the Winter 2018 Newsletter online to get more information about these exciting updates and events.


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Come into the library this term, and you’ll notice something different: signs throughout the building indicating Quiet or Community Areas.

What’s that all about, you ask?

Last year we conducted a library user survey, asking SOU students for feedback about their experiences with Hannon’s materials, services, and resources. One of the responses that stood out the most was the need for different types of work atmospheres. Some students need a quiet place to study with limited disturbances. Meanwhile, other students come to the library seeking a place to discuss projects and work collaboratively in groups.

In order to provide the best possible experience for our different users, Hannon Library is implementing Quiet and Community Areas. Whether you want to enjoy the silence or have to discuss that upcoming class project, you can now find the space you need.

Quiet Areas

Looking for somewhere quiet? Head to the second floor of the building, where all common areas are now designated for quiet individual work. Conversations should be kept to whisper-levels, and all devices should be silent and/or used with headphones. Patrons intending to work quietly in groups are encouraged to use study rooms on the second floor, with doors kept closed to minimize disturbances to surrounding areas.

Community Areas

The first and third floors of the building are Community Areas where patrons are welcome to converse and work independently or in groups, as needed. We ask that phones and devices are still kept on silent and/or used with headphones in Community Areas.

Can’t remember which floor is which? Just look for the signs to point you in the right direction.

Questions about Quiet and Community Area guidelines can be directed to Library Administration at adminstu@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.