To whom it may concern, I find that it shows a remarkable lack of foresight to schedule singing in a university library at any point in time.
From: an undergraduate student
Dennis T. Clark, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, replies...
Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your need to use library spaces for quiet study -- it is one of our most important offerings. However, as part of our weeks-long exhibit, we wanted to incorporate a live-performance, and tie it into Valentine's Day. Our fabulous musicians from the School of the Arts, Gianna Barone and Denver Walker, gave wonderful performances. In order to keep any distractions at a minimum, we placed the performance in our lobby (our version of Grand Central Station) and scheduled during a lunch hour, when we have the most traffic. We often use that same space for visual and interactive art exhibits, so it seemed like the perfect place for the performing arts.
You'll be happy to know that we don't often have live music in the library -- this may be a first. I'm very glad that you are an active library user and encourage your comments on other library events in the future.