Carrel Keys in MIDCAT

In preparation for online booking in the fall, the carrel keys appear a bit differently in MIDCAT (and Millennium). They have been separated according to where they are in the library (Upper North, Lower South, etc.) and each has a link to its own map. The records can be found by typing any of the following: carrel, carrel keys, thesis carrel, senior thesis carrel. The hope is that this will make booking easier for the patron. We’ll see…

Ref training!

Carrie will offer a reference training session for anyone interested (students included!) on Tuesday, August 3rd from 3-4 3:30-4:30 in room 145 of the Davis Family Library.

If you plan to attend, please review Research – How to Help in advance. Carrie will work through a few practice questions with you during the session.

Even if you don’t plan to attend, you should review Research – How to Help!

MIDCAT – Changes to Location Labels

There will soon be a minor change in the MIDCAT display of call number locations.

Currently, MIDCAT uses location labels such as:
“Davis Family Stacks Upper Lvl”
“Armstrong Stacks”
“Music Stacks”

for the majority of our holdings that are in the main collection at each library. This excludes, for now, specialized collections such as Gov Docs, Oversize, media locations, etc.

The change will be to simplify location labels for the Davis Family Library, and to change the branch labels to keep them consistent. In short, the new labels will be:
“Davis Family Library”
“Armstrong (Science) Library”
“Music Library”

The biggest change is consolidating the 3 primary Davis Family Library locations (Upper, Main, Lower) into one, and, of course, removing the word “stacks,” which is jargon. The labels will still link to maps.

[Thanks to Terry Simpkins for the text in this announcement!]

Guest borrower and faculty proxy online applications

No more paper forms! The application forms can now be found online!
Guest Borrower
Faculty proxy

Circ staff – when an application comes in, it will come to the libcirc mailbox. Please add the borrowers to Millennium as they come in and then move to the Borrower Applications folder or forward to Dan for follow-up.