HSL’s New Decals are For the Birds

You may have noticed a new design feature on some of the Health Sciences Library’s windows. While walking around the Library early this fall, Electronic Resources Librarian Heidi Zuniga noticed several dead birds near the windows south of the entrance. She kept track of the number of dead birds in that location, and soon realized that the birds, mistaking the large windows for an opening, were flying into the glass. After consultation with Library Assistant to the Director Debra Silva, the library administration, and campus facilities, aspen leaf decals were applied to the problem windows. Heidi has been monitoring the area, and there have been no more dead birds since the installation.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

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