The Library Should offer Free Printing
CASA offers free printing.
Alright, this is a poorly phrased suggestion but I agree, to an extent. Charging 10 cents per page for printing (25 cents for color) is excessive. I know that operating printers costs money, but it's silly to charge so much for printing when the vast majority of printed material is classwork. Part of our tuition should be earmarked for printing costs and reasonably-sized print jobs should be paid for with this money.
Perhaps we could get the money by ending the massive inefficiencies caused by many staff members running their own printers. Many offices on campus give many staff members their own individual desktop printer, rather than requiring that all personnel print to a centrally-located large printer in the office. These desktop printers are generally of poor quality, have a much higher cost per page (CPP) than large printers, and suck up a large amount of time from CCIT staff members for maintenance. Large printers, on the other hand, are more cost efficient and are much more reliable. Many staff members will claim that they "need" their own printer for one reason or another. However, upon inspection one will find that their reasons don't hold water. More often than not, it's simply a matter of convenience for the employee. Eliminating these printers would save money (both directly and in the form of time spent fixing them), which could then be used to subsidize student print jobs for classwork.