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Carlson Library welcomes you back with new colors! Students asked and we responded.

Carlson Info Commons newly carpeted
You’ll notice next time you enter the Information Commons on the main floor of Carlson Library that the formerly avocado-green pillars have now been updated with a fresh coat of UT blue paint.   New carpet throughout adds a warm and inviting look and feel to the whole floor as well.

While you were away over the holidays we were busy responding to the students’ request to experience more Rocket-like colors in Carlson Library.  The decor on the main floor now also more closely matches that of the recently remodeled portion of the second floor.

The main floor concourse just inside the Carlson Library building (and just outside the entrance to the Information Commons) has also received a new floor with bright, updated colors.

Come see for yourself!


is Lucy Duhon is Scholarly Communications Librarian for the University Libraries. In this role she provides leadership in the libraries' scholarly communication outreach efforts and serves as a point of contact for the university community. Responsibilities include sharing current developments in issues relating to intellectual property and seeking out alternative modes of sharing and preserving research and scholarship. Ms. Duhon currently serves also as chair of the Library Faculty. Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Duhon has made Ohio her home since 1992.
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2 Responses to “Carlson Library welcomes you back with new colors! Students asked and we responded.”

  1. A UT Student Says:

    Sadly, I do not remember being asked about my opinion or desires for the library, or about anything of the sort. If I had been, I wouldn’t have hesitated to express my belief that this money could have been FAR better spent on upgrading or purchasing new technologies for the library. I understand that print server space costs a lot more than a few buckets of paint, but if the paint + labor costs could have paid for even one additional printer, I would be much more satisfied with my university. It’s unlikely I’m alone on this opinion, either. Ah well, not much we can do now. The colors do look better, I will certainly admit.

  2. Lucy Duhon Says:

    Thank you very much for your comment. We certainly do understand and appreciate your concern about the current IT capabilities in the library, and we do realize that there were some unfortunate difficulties encountered with printing earlier in the week which caused frustration for some students. At this time we would also like to assure everyone that the renovation project that took place in the library did not impact our technology; in fact it was scheduled to take place at a time when it would cause the least possible disruption.

    Please be assured that we do take our student and patron feedback seriously. We would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of The Office for the Student Experience (as well as the “Rocket Rapid Response” form) where students may also provide feedback or suggestions for campus improvement.

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