Having someone come to the downstairs computer lab every once in a while to shut people up would be great. At this very moment, there are two people speaking loudly on the phone around me, one who's been yelling into it at points, with no concern to those around her. There are also a number of very loud conversations going on around me. I'm trying to study Calculus, and focusing is EXTREMELY difficult with all this turmoil.
From: an undergraduate student
Jim Bostick with Technology Services responds....
Technology Services, who operates the Cabell Library basement Computer Lab, will be adding signs to indicate that the basement computer lab is a soft voice area. While we have not had much success with occasional "rounds" to deter this kind of behavior, most students will be respectful of others if they are aware that this crowded lab is a soft voice area. For the long term, VCU Libraries and Technology Services are working together on a proposal to improve the student computing space in Cabell Library.