Print Release in Main LIB242

LIS has undertaken a project to implement print management for all public printers.
During this test period students, faculty and staff can log in with their username and password to release print jobs sent to the printers in Lib242.
Guest users can log in with the daily pclab username and password to print.
The computers in 242 are dedicated to print release and cannot be used for other purposes during this test.

What is a print release station?
A print release station allows users (faculty, staff, students, and guests) to release their print jobs to the printers rather than use the current configuration of automatically printing jobs to the printers.

Why install a print release station?
A print release station should reduce the number of unnecessary or duplicate print jobs from being printed, give the user greater control over their printing, and increase print availability.

How does a print release station work?
When a user sends a document to the printer, it queues on the print release station. The user must log into the print release station using their Middlebury username and password to view jobs they submitted. The user sees only the documents that they sent to the printer and they can release or cancel the print request.

Please try out the new stations and provide your feedback. Please also record any and all comments, questions, suggestions etc. on the notepad at the Circ desk. There are also stickies available in 242 for writing comments.

Printers without release stations are available on the 3rd floor of the Main Library (LIB303) or the lower level of the Main Library (LIB142).
Please direct all printing from Main Level walk-up stations to the upper and lower level printers.

If you experience problems or you are notified of problems with the print release stations during the testing, please contact the Helpdesk.

Items Going on Hold at Another Location

Please pay careful attention to system hold messages when scanning barcodes.
If you get the message:
“Put on holdshelf at X Library (X=Main, Music, or Armstong) for X (name of borrower)”
Select “set status to in transit to X library” and print the slip, and insert in item. (This is the only time you need to print transit slips for materials traveling between the branches)
Do NOT select “on holdshelf”.
We want the item to have the correct “in transit” status while en route to/in transit between branches to the correct pick-up location, NOT status “on holdshelf”.

NEW Faculty/Staff MACS at Armstrong

Armstrong Library has received two new macs today for faculty/staff use. These new laptops have software set up to re-image the computer each time it’s returned to Armstrong circulation. It’s important that ALL LAPTOPS MUST BE RE-IMAGED BEFORE CIRCULATING AGAIN.
After check-in, please leave all laptops with a note in the equipment cabinet for re-imaging by Nancy or Todd. We will check each day at opening for any mac that has a note. Please check with me if you have any questions.

I need your help with equipment!

This is a reminder to please — I beg of you — check that all pieces of equipment are returned in a case before checking the item in. Recently we’ve had a rash of missing adapters, cables, and tripod quips, and missing pieces can result in replacement costs of hundreds of dollars. The pop-up message at check out-and check-in is there to guide you through everything you need to look for. Please ask a supervisor if you’re not sure how to identify something, or if a piece is missing. We’re here to help!

Lights at closing – Main Library

Please be aware that we have requested a small change to the automatic light schedule at the Main Library. When the change has been made, lights will no longer automatically turn off 1/2 hour prior to closing.
Lights will be programmed to automatically turn off at closing Sun – Thurs at 1 am, and Fri and Sat at 11 pm.
Closing staff will need to manually turn off lights when hours change and we close earlier.