Wednesday March 15th marked the final Long Night Against Procrastination for the 2016-2017 school year. The event kicked off at 7:00pm with free study tools. There was some shuffling around of event locations this year, freeing up some extra study space. Math help, writing help, and learning skills were held in the Curriculum area, while research help remained at the reference desk. Research help was available all night while learning skills and writing help were available until 2:00am, and Math help until 9:30pm. The Library also provided a map indicating where the quiet study spaces were located. The Indigenous Peoples’ Centre as well as the Music Library were also opened to provide additional study space and computer access.
If you arrived later in the evening and were hoping to grab a group study space, you would have been out of luck. There was not a free table to be had in the entire Library. Tables and chairs were moved around to accommodate larger groups, if you were hoping to study on your own you were in luck, there were plenty of individual study carousels available in the north stacks quiet space. There was also plenty of parking space in front of the University, a welcome change as I arrived a couple of hours after the event kicked off.
The Sit & Knit was quite popular, as I wandered through the Library at 9:20pm there was a group of about 10 people knitting away. I personally cannot knit, but I can almost crochet and it’s quiet relaxing, an excellent way to de-stress. The therapy dogs were a last-minute confirmation, and they could be found hanging out in the Gathering Space until 1:00am.
Gatorade has been a popular addition to this and last semesters event, and was the beverage of choice for the evening. As always there was a steady supply of coffee for those braving the late evening, and David’s Tea was also provided. As always, pizza at midnight was a huge hit, I don’t think it is possible to say no to free pizza.
Overall, it was another successful event hosted by the BU Library.
Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 26, March 21, 2017.