This piece of wall in the lobby served as an ongoing conversation between the Library and its users from February of 2010 through March of 2013. Each week or so, a new question was posted, and everyone entering the building was asked to contribute an answer.
It started with Clemson Libraries' Creative Inquiry team – a group of undergraduate students who received course credit for doing a research project that spanned at least two semesters. Their project was to envision the Library of 2015, and during a team discussion about how to get better input from other students about how they saw the library, the idea of a "graffiti wall" was brought up. The next week, a rough version of the wall went up and it was a happy experiment for three years.
Overseeing the wall was “Coop”, a framed picture of Robert Muldrow Cooper, the library’s namesake, whose cartoon bubble proclaimed “I want to know!” (Cooper was a member of the Clemson's Board of Trustees for 44 years and president of the Board for 15 years.)
The board was a very rough (yet helpful) survey tool for instant assessment, a study of student social psychology/anthropology, a snapshot of popular culture, an often-pleasing piece of lobby art, and served as entertainment for participants and readers alike.