Siena Heights University Library

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We have learned that an idealistic library is the place where you go when you want to learn something new, use its free resources and when in need of silence. On most college campuses a library is known for being a place for independent academic study and not an environment in which you should talk to others. College students that are found inside libraries participating in their own independent studies are usually there because they want to be there, not because they are highly persuaded to be there by coaches. However most students I noticed that attend Siena Heights University, do not fully take advantage of the library resources, and commonly talk to one another, the main reason for this is because most of the students that are in the library …show more content…
Interviewing these four helped me gain more knowledge and also gain different types of perspectives when learning about how certain students view the library. When you think of a library you think about how the library is quiet. You think of the typical librarian leaning their head over from around the corner with their finger smashed to their lips giving us the sign that we need to be quiet. This reminds us that the library is a place where people go to focus on their studies and not a place for students to “chill”. In reality the Siena Heights University library is nothing like that. People sit in groups and talk about stuff that relates nothing to their work also having to deal with the noises that are being made by the following groups that are surrounding them. I was able to speak to Maria H a non-athlete sophomore, one of the questions I asked her regarding the library was if she sits alone or if she chooses to sit with a group when she is in there. Maria said that she usually sits with 2-3 friends after class in the evenings. I then asked her what kinds of noises …show more content…
What more is there to ask for? When you think of a college campus library you think of kids studying in their individual cubbies trying to cram in all the knowledge they possibly can before a test or because they just want good grades in general. In some cases that 's true at Siena, but when I asked the four students if they used the library none of them had the same answer. Maria said she only will use the library if her friends sit with friends so usually she studies in her room, Olivia and Manny both athletes at Siena said that they usually only use the library when it 's during study hall and not much in their free time, and Rachel the commuter that I interviewed has only been in the library once she told me that even in her free time that she doesn 't even go in there to do homework she goes to the UC. None of the four student go in there and use the library because they truly want to they are either waiting on the right time to go with friends, or they 're only time that they can go is during study hall when it 's required of

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