Your Help Reqested on the Library Blog Poll

Thanks to your loyal patronage of the MW Library blog, the site crossed the 100,000 visits mark during the week of March 15! To celebrate this milestone, I would like to take a moment to thank the students, parents, and faculty who visit the site regularly AND get your input about how to continue refining the library’s online features to meet your needs.

Launched in September 2007, the MW Library blog averages about 3,500 visits per month, with the Databases page being the busiest. But there’s always room for improvement. What would you like to see on this blog–or its companion collaborative site, the MW Library Research Commons?

Would you like to see more screencasts (like “How much of the URL do I need to cite?") to answer pesky FAQs like that one that might plague you at 1:00 am on Saturday when you’re working on a paper–or similar tutorials to help you search databases (like JSTOR) or the open web more effectively? Would you like to hear podcast book reviews by your peers, find out about cool new tech tools to enhance your research or presentations, or read about a featured book-of-the-week connected to the current global studies rotation or a topic in the news?

To share your feedback about what potential online features deserve top priority, please participate in the poll embedded in the related March 18 post on the library’s blog.