Some of the services offered in the David O. McKay Library have been moved to other locations in attempt to make student projects more efficient. Four of the services once found on the third floor of the library are now separated into four locations.
Paper lamination and book binding have been moved to Express Print and Copy, a shop on the lower level of the Hyrum Manwaring Student Center. The mat board and foam core services have been moved to the Auxiliary Services Building.
Apple Computer program assistance and video and digital equipment checkout are located in the lower level of the library in the area now called the Commons.
Ralph Kern, the library services director, said that in the past it was convenient to place paper services with the media, but due to technological advances over the past years this is no longer practical.
“There are always growing pains when efforts to improve are made,” said Nate Wise, digital content/intellectual property rights specialist. Wise is also in charge of helping students in the student technology center (STC).
Wise said he divides his time between servising in the STC and helping on campus with digital content, copyrights and intellectual properties.
Wise’s office can be found in the Commons.
Rachel Haroldsen, servisor at Express Print and Copy, said their recent name change came about because employees are being trained be faster and more efficient.
Haroldsen said the hope is that, by speeding delivery time the business will generate a larger profit.
Express Print and Copy is an example of a service offered on campus that is not subsidized by tithing funds from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Leslie Twitchell, a library assistant, who oversees the die cut area in the Teachers Library Center, said that in January and February, 481 students have used the die cut equipment to cut out shapes for projects.
Twitchell also said that on Valentines Day many students stopped by to cut out hearts for “heart attacking,” which made her happy.
“What’s the good in having something if its not used?” Twitchell said.
Kern said the change has been a wise move. He said the only other thing would be to move the paper equipment from the Auxiliary Building closer.