Thanks, Sarah!

snowstormSarah Bou-Rhodes is our student employee of the week. Thanks to Sarah for braving the snowstorm to arrive at work on time (without even having had her coffee!) on Wednesday and to help hold down the fort at the Main Library during the power outage. Many thanks, Sarah – your helpful and cheery presence brightened the darkness for many! Please stop by for your prize – a card for 11 cups of coffee! 🙂

So many (equipment) parts…so little time

When equipment with multiple parts is returned, we have to check carefully for all parts.
At Main – refer check-in to the Circ supervisor
At Music and Armstrong – refer to a Circ supervisor if possible; if not, check carefully for all parts prior to check-in; refer re-imaging etc. to a supervisor

DO NOT check in if there are parts missing.
If parts are missing, LEAVE THE EQUIPMENT ON THE BORROWER’S ACCOUNT – DO NOT CHECK IN. Notify the next available Circ supervisor.

Please also check for parts, personal belongings and other library items that do not belong in the case – many things tend to get left in the equipment cases.

Refer equipment with missing parts or in need of repair to Steve at Main.

Q: Wondering what that cool new RED cart at Main Circ is for?
A: All equipment returns with multiple parts in cases! At Main – when equipment is returned, simply place cases on the Red Returns cart and a Circ supervisor will check in and process.
By moving the check-in procedures for equipment away from busy front desk check-out activity, we hope to reduce errors at check-in, reduce replacement costs for missing parts and also provide better maintenance of equipment – re-imaging, charging, deleting, checking parts for wear and tear, etc.
Thanks for the help!

Close accounts after check-in and check-out

Please remember to close accounts after check-in and check-out to eliminate “records-in-use” problems and to ensure that you do not check things out to the previous borrower up on the screen – all to easy to do if you don’t close the screen after each borrower.
Thanks! 🙂

Library Hours – Winter Carnival

winter carnival
A reminder that Library hours change for the Winter Carnival weekend. Enjoy the break!
Main Library
Thursday 2/25: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 2/27: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 2/28: 9 am – 1 am (regular hours resume)
Armstrong Library
Thursday 2/25: 7:45 am – 5 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 2/27: closed
Sunday 2/28: 4 pm – 12 midnight
Music Library
Thursday 2/25: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 2/27 closed
Sunday: 2/28 closed

Room and Space Reservations – Main Library

25liveYou can find lots of great info about room scheduling at go/schedule. Click on Space Availability Search to locate rooms and check on availability. Search by “lib” in the 25Live system to locate spaces and rooms in the Library.

After hours, study and viewing rooms in the Library can be used on a first come-first served basis, with the understanding that advance reservations scheduled through Event Management will always have priority.

For more information about reserving space for displays check go/lis?display. Display spaces can be reserved and will also be listed in the Events Scheduling 25Live system if there are questions about availability.

Please help as best you can with display and room schedule questions and requests. Check go/schedule for room/space details. If you can’t find the answer, please refer to a Circ supervisor.

Room reservations in the Main Library
(For full details on space attributes and availability see go/schedule)

As a general rule most spaces and rooms need to be reserved in advance through Event Management. In addition, some rooms (Lib 145. 221, 105) may also be scheduled by LIS.

Nina Cameron – Circ Student of the Week

starCongratulations to Nina Cameron!
Nina was nominated by Todd this week for quickly and efficiently learning new policies and procedures, and for taking the initiative to help with any and all Circ tasks that need doing. Very impressive – thanks, Nina!
Chocolate awaits you at the Main Circ desk – please stop by!

Remember to send me your nominations by Thursdays of every week.

Happy Friday to all – hope you have a great weekend.