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Book return locations

Due to ongoing construction in the area, McConnell Library has closed the book return located on the Main Street side of the building.

Please continue to use our four other book returns, located on the front porch, at the side of the library next to the new CHBS building, and indoors at the Front Desk. Materials may also be returned at the Teaching Resources Center in Peters Hall.

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Library Service Quality Survey

You are invited to participate in a research survey, entitled “Library Service Quality at RU’s McConnell Library, 2016: How Are We Doing?” The study is being conducted by Eric Ackermann, Head, Reference Services and Library Assessment, McConnell Library, Radford University, 801 E. Main Street, PO Box 6881, Radford, VA, 24142-6881; egackerma@radford.edu,1-540-831-5488.

The purpose of this study is to examine user satisfaction with the library’s current services. Your participation in the survey will contribute to a better understanding of which library services need improvement so we can allocate our scarce resources accordingly. We estimate that it will take about 10 minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire. You are free to contact the investigator at the above address and phone number to discuss the survey.

Risks to participants are considered minimal. There will be no costs for participating, nor will you directly benefit from participating. Identification numbers associated with email addresses will be kept during the data collection phase for tracking purposes only. No IP addresses will be recorded. A limited number of research team members will have access to the data during data collection. Identifying information will be stripped from the final dataset.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty. If you wish to withdraw from the study or have any questions, contact the investigator listed above.

If you have any questions or wish to update your email address, please call Eric Ackermann at 1-540-831-5488 or send an email to egackerma@radford.edu. You may also request a hard copy of the survey from the contact information above.

To complete the survey, click on the link below:


If you have questions about your rights as a study participant, or are dissatisfied at any time with any aspect of this study, you may contact Dr. Dennis Grady, Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Radford University, dgrady4@radford.edu, 1-540-831-7163.

If you agree to participate, please click on the survey link provided above and proceed to take the survey. Otherwise use the X at the upper right corner of your browser to close this window and disconnect.

Thank you.

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McConnell Day Celebration Feb. 22

Dr. John Preston McConnell 150th Birthday Celebration

Monday, February 22, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

McConnell Library Level 3 (Main Floor)

Milligan College’s Theodore N. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities, History, and German, and Lindsay Kenderes, Information Resources Librarian and College Archivist, will be speaking on Dr. McConnell’s philosophy on education for women and African Americans. There will be a special appearance by Dr. John Preston McConnell.

Bluegrass music will be performed by Johnny Cake and the Lunch Truck. There will be refreshments and a cake-cutting in honor of Dr. McConnell’s birthday. We hope you can join us in celebration of this truly remarkable man. Please contact Kay Johnson at (540) 831-5703 should you have any questions regarding the event.

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Library closed 1/23/16.

McConnell Library will be closed on Sat. Jan. 23, 2016, due to weather conditions.

Please call our hours line at 540-831-5472 for weekend hours.

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McConnell Library, 801 E. Main St., PO Box 6881, Radford VA 24142-6881
Telephone: 540.831.5471 or 540.831.5472
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