Daily Archives: March 5, 2008

Library/CITS lab print solution to manage paper waste begins March 24

Beginning March 24, LSIRT (Library Services, Information Resources and Technology) will implement a “print solution” to reduce paper waste. Anyone printing from the Carney Library’s second-floor computers and those in CITS labs in the lower level and LARTS 216 will use a nearby print station to release a document for print.

Staff and information will be available to help students with the new process.

A print solution to reduce paper waste is necessary as UMass Dartmouth strives to be more environmentally conscious. Currently, printer areas in the Carney Library and the CITS labs generate an average of 800 sheets of waste paper every day: items printed but never picked up. That figure translates to 5600 sheets of waste paper per week and 179,200 sheets per academic year (32 weeks).

We believe that the new printing system will help people to be more aware of the documents they send to the printer.

We appreciate your cooperation as we try to reduce paper waste and improve our impact on the environment.

– Donna Massano, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, CITS
– Sharon Weiner, Dean of Library Services, Claire T. Carney Library