Jack Maher: April’s Student Employee of the Month & DVD/CD Display Center

This note is so everyone is aware of this month’s student employee award, which went to Jack.  He has worked at the Circ Desk since starting as a first-year at Midd, longer than some supervisors.  It was unanimous that Jack had earned this accolade and we are proud of him. Jack’s participation at the circ desk has been memorable and fun. He will not be forgotten at Circ. So far, our circ employees of the month featured Jun Chen as our first, Chad Sonn, Cynthia Wang and Jack. Way to go!

Additionally, Jack selected several DVDs, featuring Ryan Gosling and acclaimed TV series, The Wire for the display area, and we have found that all of his choices have been checked out!  (R. Gosling is a huge draw, so that couldn’t hurt). Our previous student Christian Schoning made his selections before Jack’s picks, and they were also popular checkouts. It is obvious the display center is successful, so we appreciate your input. Brittany Gendron had a fabulous run as our first student recommending films and TV shows. Her picks did well too. This is a great way for faculty, staff members and other students to have easy access to our collection. We have had a lot of feedback from those checking the displayed DVDs and CDS, with comments like, “Wow. I didn’t know you had “The Ides of March,” or “I haven’t heard “The Smiths” in a long time!
So, don’t keep your favorite picks to yourself!  Keep them coming our way so we can share your recommendations. This is your chance to practice your music and movie criticism skills!
Ciao for now ~~

No Check-Ins Needed for Most Circ Media Equipment – Reminder to Students

To all student circ staff members, this is a reminder to let you know that it is unnecessary to check in the following items:
digital cameras,  all camcorders, projection screens, LCD projectors, VHS machines, tripods, microphones, iPods, iPads, digital voice recorders, all cables, external hard drives, music keyboards, computer speakers, security laptop locks, conference phones, memory card readers, ultra cams, power point remotes, GPS units.
Optional check-in items are calculators, mice, fac/staff laptops.
Definite check-in items are student laptops, power chargers (PC & Mac), help desk and projectionist keys, DVDs, VHS tapes, (and of course all books).

It is best for supervisors to check in equipment so that all components are included in each item. We can monitor our inventory best this way, and it is less work for you, so it is a win-win situation.

Thank you for your assistance in this regard.  If you have any questions about media equipment issues, please feel free to email or talk to me about it.

Circ is looking for input

Circulation is looking to you, the users of the library, for input on circulation policies, loan rules, and the like. Please take a few minutes to take a brief survey and let us know how we can make your life even better than we already do.

Students and Staff – go/circsurvey-st
Faculty – go/circsurvey-fac

The candy at the circ desk is NOT for you

That is, unless you fill out a survey. Students will be filling out surveys and returning them to the circ desk, at which point they can have a piece of candy. If you eat the candy, we will not have enough for the survey’s so please don’t eat it. Even though it is delicious.