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Library will offer extended hours during finals, SGA president says

Submitted by Jacob Ellerbee on December 3, 2013 – 12:18 pmNo Comment

The Ottenheimer library will be offering extended hours during final exams this year, with the possibility of offering extended hours in the future if students take advantage of the hours, according to Lauren McNeaill, president of the Student Government Association.

McNeaill and Trey Gibeault, vice president of the SGA, spoke to J.B. Hill, interim dean and director of pubic services of the Ottenheimer library, about the possibility of extend the operating hours of the library.

Hill said he would be willing to extending their hours during finals week to see if students utilize the extended hours and to see if it is something the library should do in the future.

Typically, the library is open until 11 p.m. during the week, but beginning Dec. 9, the library will remain open until 2 a.m.

The extended hours will be observed Dec. 9 – 12 and Dec. 15 and 16.

“After great discussion, Interim Dean J.B. Hill has agreed to run trial periods of extended hours during the week of finals, beginning with this fall semester,” McNeaill said in a press release.

“This is an excellent opportunity for student organizations, administrative offices, and academic departments to show their support for student success,” she added.

She said that student organization involvement, as well as involvement from administrative offices and academic departments, can help boost student turnout.

“If this trial period is a success, meaning that students take advantage of the extension, this will be an initiative that continues to take place,” McNeaill said in the press release.

If your organization, office or department would like to participate, McNeaill asks that you send her an email for more information at lmmcneaill@ualr.edu.

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