Media Design Studio to become Group Study Room

After surveying users of the UNC Health Sciences Library (HSL) and careful consideration by HSL librarians, the HSL has decided to close the Media Design Studio in room 229 on June 1.

The decision is not related to the current or anticipated budgetary climate, but rather an ongoing commitment by the HSL to adapt as users’ needs evolve.  While users won’t have access to the technology currently available in room 229, it will be available in alternative locations and HSL Media Design Specialists will continue to be available to library users.

As the HSL does with all of its services and resources, the use of the room 229 was carefully monitored, and it became apparent that it was underutilized.  Unsurprisingly, as technology has improved and become more affordable, individuals added the kind of software provided in the Media Design Studio to their own computers.  However, the scanners in room 229, which the survey revealed are valued by users, will be relocated with the HSL, adding additional scanning options to those already available with the library.

Starting in June, room 229 will be the kind of room that HSL users say is of most value to them, a group study room.  Like other group study rooms, room 229 will join the list of rooms that that can be reserved in the HSL. 

Find more information in the originally story, published online here.