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Winston-Salem State University
1892 - 1992
November, 1992
More Research Materials Needed In Campus Library
by Tonya Woods
Staff Writer
Winston-Salem State Uni
versity’s C.G. O’Kelly Library is a
source for academic research
materials for students enrolled at
the school. But lately some WSSU
students have been finding it
difficult to locate the materials they
need in the library.
Some students feel the resources
available are not up-to-date or just
are not there at all. The students
sometimes complain about having
to do their research elsewhere
because of the lack of resources at
C.G. O’Kelly Library.
“I feel as though the library does
not have enough materials handy,
and it takes too long to get them,”
said Roderick Murray, a junior
Mass Communications major.
Contrary to what some students
may think, the library contains
sufficient sources of materials if
one is willing to look for them.
The library houses several
informational resources such as
computers, the Reference and
Serials Area and the Periodicals
Area.
The Reference and Serials Area
The C.G. O'Kelly Library
includes materials that relate
directly to a specific subject matter.
Mrs. Vickie Miller heads this
department and she suggests that
students, “use a wider body of
knowledge” when doing their
research. Students should be able
to go to the computers, journals,
reference books, etc. to explore a
subject to its fullest extent.
According to Mrs. Miller the
library's staff tries to keep book
selections updated and basic book
collections for various subjects.
What students and faculty request
also plays a vital role in what
books the library will order. If
something is continuously
reqeusted the staff will try its best
to honor that reqeust.
Dr. Mae Rodney, O’Kelly’s
director of Library Services, says
the library has been making an
effort to improve the Periodicals
Collection since 1985 . One of
these improvements includes the
installation of an additional
business database. This new
addition, the ProQuest Business
Periodicals on Disk, will increase
the business articles holdings to
400.
Moreover one of the biggest
problems of keeping library
resources current is a lack of funds.
Each subject area has its own
budget. The budgets vary in size
and sometimes more books may be
purchased in one area than in
another. The price of books also
reflects book buying power and
there are more books published
annually than the library can afford
to buy.
According to Mrs. Miller
students can also receive library
information from “Library Facts” a
radio show aired on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday on WSNC-
FM 90.5, the campus radio station.
This program is geared towards
giving students valuable tips on
how to use materials and resources
available at the C.G. O’Kelly
Library.
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