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(Feb 12/12) What was the purpose of making thode 2nd floor an independent study floor? Most engineers find it most productive to study in groups and thats why first floor is always overwhelmed with people. If you want to study alone feel free to use the basement of thode (or the many other quiet libraries on campus such as mills and health sci libraries).
Apparently there was a survey done by the MSU asking all students whether they wanted an independent study space or a group one. Why should students from other faculties decide on matters regarding the engineering and science library?
Library response: We do realize Engineering students do a lot of group work, but the plan is that group work is more suited to the study areas on the 1st floor of Thode. We hope to encourage students who are looking for individualized study space to move to the 2nd floor. We need to give this some time to work itself out. We will re-evaluate this at the end of the term. (Feb 14/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)