If you have had the chance to use our new BookScan Station, we’re willing to bet you love it (well, as much as you can love a scanner, anyway). It’s fast, it’s quiet, it’s easy to use… it’s pretty much the scanner of our dreams.
Unfortunately, it might be going away.
We’ve been using it for the past couple of months on a trial basis, and the trial is just about over. It’s an expensive piece of machinery, and the powers that be only want to pony up for it if we can prove that it people like having it and that it’s being used.
So if you’ve been using the scanner and you love it (come on, you’re TOTALLY the type of person who can love a scanner… you can admit it, Krupp Konnection is a safe space), let people know! How? Glad you asked. Here are a few suggestions:
- Email us at email@example.com and tell us why you like it and how much you use it. We’ll forward it to the right people.
- Bring it up at Student Senate.
- Post about it on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Use the hashtag #SaveOurScanner.
- Post about it on your own Facebook or Twitter accounts (just be sure to link back or @ reply to us so we see it).
- Write a letter to the Archway or call WJMF! We have media, use it to get the word out.
- If you work for the Archway or WJMF, talk it up in your column or on your show!
- Parade around with a sign at in the rotunda or at Salmo!
- Heck, shout it from your dorm room window if the mood strikes!
Basically, we like this thing and we really want to keep it. The BookScan Station makes our lives easier, and we’re willing to bet it makes your lives easier, too. But the voice of fewer than two dozen library staffers won’t make nearly as big an impact on the decision as those of a big group of students.
This is your university, your library, and your scanner… but only if you let it be known that you do indeed want it.
(And not that we’re trying to sway your vote or anything, but we help you guys with sooooooooooooooo many projects. And we’ve given you all a ton of candy lately. Just puttin’ that out there.)