Over the past two months, we've been testing out a new group study room reservation system called LibCal.
Although we have our own thoughts about the pros and cons of LibCal vs. the existing system (RoomWizard), we wanted to make sure that we gave all of you a chance to test it out, compare the two, and let us know what you thought.
A survey was sent to everyone who reserved a room at least once using LibCal, and we received over 200 responses. (Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to complete it!)
Here's what you told us:
It's clear that a) you guys really like the screens by the doors and b) neither system is perfect. But we've learned a lot about the pros and cons of each. We are still evaluating the free-form answers – in which we asked what you like best about each system, and allowed space to offer any other comments about the pilot or our group study room policies in general – and will use all of the thoughtful feedback to help us decide which way to go.
Whichever system we choose, we'll be announcing it here, and will be using the feedback from everyone who completed the survey to make sure that we offer the best possible solution for all of our users before classes start up again in August.