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Change is coming – you can help

February 2, 2023
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Albert Einstein once said, "the measure of intelligence is the ability to change." The Mississippi State University Libraries are striving to change in order to meet the evolving needs of our students, faculty and staff.

According to Stephen Cunetto, Associate Dean for Community Relations & Strategic Initiatives, one of the most significant changes the Libraries have seen in the past few years is how students use the library as a place.

Cunetto said that students want more study spaces in the MSU libraries, both for individual study and collaborative use. As this need increases, and as more and more resources move online, the libraries realize that reevaluating how we use our physical space is important, Cunetto said.

As part of this reevaluation, and to learn more about what our students, faculty and staff need, the MSU Libraries are conducting a survey allowing you to share your thoughts and ideas on ways we can enhance and transform the MSU Libraries.

"The goal of the survey is to make sure we know the types of spaces, information resources and technologies that are needed to meet the academic and research needs of the MSU family," Cunetto said.

The data gathered during the survey, which concludes February 17, will be combined with information from focus groups that have been conducted the last four months and used to create a five-year strategic plan and the foundation for upcoming changes.

"We are excited to begin exploring ways we can update and transform the Libraries," Cunetto said. "In addition to transforming the spaces, we want to be sure we are providing the best information resources for our faculty and students and to enhance the services provided."

The Libraries can't move forward successfully without input from our patrons. That means you. Please help us.

To take the survey, please visit this link:

Your opinion matters.