Reminder about reserves

All items that need to be placed on reserve — whether they are library-owned items or personal copies — need to be placed on the Reserves processing shelf with an orange reserve slip so Kellam can process them. Even if a personal copy has been on reserve in a previous semester, it still needs to be processed for reserves for the current semester. To recap: whenever a professor comes to the Circ Desk with an item that needs to circulate for his or her students, it needs to go on reserve. Please don’t hesitate to ask a supervisor if you have any questions! Thanks.

Reserve photocopies in reprint file

We have our first addition to the reserve reprint file (a.k.a. that file drawer next to the Circ printer). The call number is “Reprint file (Sample papers)” and it’s a folder with sample papers for Prof. Rochford’s course. It’s the only item in the reprint file so it should be easy to find! The items had previously been available on ERes but they’re now only available as photocopies to be borrowed for a two-hour loan. Please let me know if you have any questions.

New Equipment Arrives at Circ!

We are pleased to inform supervisors and student staff members that 12 near professional-grade hand-held camcorders (Canon Vixia R42 models) have been added to our inventory, as well as one additional very popular high-performance digital camera, the Canon Rebel T3i. The intent for the hand-held camcorders is to have a uniform supply, which simplifies loan use and instruction. We also have seven new Canon Power Shot Elph 100 cameras and Behringer headphones. There was a particular enthusiastic welcome to a  palm-sized Aaxa Pico LCD player.  Feedback so far on the Pico LCD has been A+, despite its less than perfect technical features to the larger models; it has been checked out since we added it last week, and reports are that DVDs screen just as vividly as on larger projectors.  Naturally, the ease of transporting cannot be over-emphasized.

These items were on our “wish list” back in the Spring, and we are so grateful to have them to loan out. We now have 12 LCDs (10 at Davis and 2 at Armstrong), yet we still had an empty LCD shelf Wednesday night, the last night of break. It was movie night for plenty of students!

The new headphones have also had excellent reviews from the students.

We are trying to keep up with the high demand for Mac chargers each night. Many suffer wire damage with use and others get lost.  I know our most popular items are chargers and headphones.

Please ask questions if any arise about the new equipment. In the meantime, as the saying goes in U.K. applies here at Circ, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Thank you to Dan, Petar, Charlie, Mary and Carol for managing these additions. We are so glad to have them to loan out.