What do you think? This man may die…
If it comes to your attention that there is not a reference librarian on duty when there is supposed to be one, please send a note to the “Ask a Librarian” form saying that no one is on duty, then direct patrons with reference questions to said form.
You might have noticed a few “Like Web of Science?” table tents around Armstrong. We have a trial subscription to a database called Scopus, and if we like better than Web of Science then we might switch. In case anyone asks, they can send feedback to me (Carrie Macfarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org). Here’s some info about the trial.
A reminder that we do require IDs to check out material at the circ desks. If someone does not have their ID:
* remind them that they will need their ID next time
* after they give you their ID number, ask for their name as confirmation that they are who they say they are
Always feel free to refer any patron to a supervisor.
User Services Weekly Report
Name: Dan Frostman
Circulation Services – Circ, Reserves, and Stacks
Remember to send in your favorite spooky film choice (although this is entirely optional). Some of you may not even like horror films! Oh, rats! There are SO many good ones. But if that is so, it’s OK, and you can dress up and go to a party over the weekend. Whatever you do, have fun (and stay safe) over the Halloween weekend, and thanks for your excellent help this semester.
Kudos to Brittany and Momo for generating Halloween fun and chills at the Circ Desk!!!!!!
Happy Birthday to our October student Circ staff members…you know who you are!!!
So, Brittany here on Janine’s account! Momo and I thought some love and smiles could be brought to the Circ Desk by some holiday cheer. Enter Mission Halloween!
Part I. Coloring!
We’ve taken coloring outlines from off-line, printed them, and left with highlighters for visitors (students, staff, faculty, townies, tour groups, anyone!) to decorate! If you have more art supplies (crayons, markers) you could bring during your shift and you’d be willing to let people borrow, that’d be awesome too! realistically, they might walk so that’s why we say only bring for use during shift.
As you’ll see, this is something we’re so excited people have embraced. Gotten lots of smiles and “this is awesome!!” during our short kick-off tonight. When you come in, if you wouldn’t mind taping up any that have been left in the “drop-off” tray, (scissors and masking tape are behind it) and encourage people to color now, or take one and bring it back! And print out more outlines if we’re running low (just google and print ones you think are cool!)
II. SCARY Movie List
If you haven’t sent your top scary movies to Janine already, please reply in comment to this post! We’re going to compile an awesome display with top movie recommendations
THANK YOU for being awesome. And hopefully this is something which will bring lots of joy and happiness and de-stress vibes!
When a faculty member drops off books or media items for reserve, please check them in before placing them on the reserve processing shelf. Quite often these items are still checked out to the faculty member — checking them in will allow for faster reserve processing and will keep the patron’s record accurate.
The instructions can be found on the wiki here.