Falvey Memorial Library has long maintained a strong service commitment to VSB, and for a number of years that commitment has entailed a physical presence in Bartley Hall. The precise form of this presence has changed over time from a study room that housed print materials without a librarian, to an open study space staffed by a professional librarian to an office staffed by the Business Research Team on a part time basis. Now again we are embarking on a new phase; we’ve gone virtual. Yet our service commitment to VSB faculty and students will remain constant.
The Bartley Business Information Office has closed, freeing up much needed space for faculty offices. The Business Research Team has moved into Falvey Memorial Library’s new Learning Commons on a full time basis. We expect this change to be a winning solution for all constituents. Our digital native students visited the Office infrequently, because they preferred online chat and email for immediate assistance. They also tend to schedule face to face consultations with librarians in large groups not easily accommodated in a small office. The Learning Commons offers several inviting group meeting spaces. The Business Research Team will continue to provide research workshops and presentations at Bartley. (My calendar is filling up, remember to contact me soon to schedule a research instruction session!) Serendipitous opportunities to connect with the business librarians won’t fade away though. With the time saved in scheduling and “commuting” we hope to have more time to attend VSB events. See you there!