Lots of returns coming in, but please look at each book and make sure it is not damaged or wet. If we catch it, we can often repair it.
As temperatures begin to fall, please remember these tips about cold weather and electronics!
This is an important reminder to be sure that you look at the check-in computer screen to confirm that each item you check in, is marked as such in Millennium. Don’t be fooled; the audio beep upon check-in does not mean that a book or DVD has been successfully checked in. You have to see it on the screen to be certain.
The reason we are bringing this up is because we have had a recent rash of calls and emails from patrons who have stated their book or DVD is overdue, when in fact, the item was returned days ago. This wastes a lot of time for all involved. Our simple resolution: please make it a habit to check the screen for all check-in items.
Regarding Mac retina chargers, I have placed a sign for each basket of retina display chargers in the drawers, so if you place a retina chargers in its specified container, they will be properly separated. Please wind up stray cords whenever you see them so we can stay ahead of the “spaghetti syndrome.”
Thank you all. Everyone is doing a great job, but I wanted to mention this adjustment. We appreciate your attention to these issues.
Please take eight minutes and twenty five seconds of your time to watch this video about book preservation. If you don’t chuckle at least once, you may be some kind of soulless zombie mummy. (Which may be triply redundant.)
This is a reminder to our veteran circ student employee staff members, and it will be news to our incoming circ desk students.
We need to wrap all of the Mac chargers with a loop at the top so there is no tension on the smaller cord. They are expensive to replace, and wrapping them without the loop will wear them down quickly, and then they are off to the electronic recycle bin. There is a poster on top of the Mac computer case which shows the way it is done.
If you have down time during your shifts, you can check the charger bins to ensure they are wrapped correctly.
Thank you, and welcome back to the circ desk! We hope your summers were full of adventure!
GO/getoffice has been updated. Anyone who is associated with the college who wants to put Office on their personally owned computer will need to follow the procedure outlined there. This includes faculty, staff, and students. Any user of a college owned machine should contact the Helpdesk to have Office installed.
As of today (July 1st), we no longer have a license to circulate Microsoft Office, so I have pulled the discs and deleted the record in Millennium. The Helpdesk is still figuring out the plan, but go/getoffice should still be the location for whatever the solution ends up being.
You won’t see librarians at the Research Desk again until Sunday June 29, but if the library is open, librarians are around! The go/askus page tells you how to find us. If you receive a research question, please don’t hesitate to refer it to us.
- During regular hours, the easiest thing to do is to call x5496. That number rings in all librarian offices, and one of us should be available to help on the phone or in person. Try us even outside of regular hours! Often, at least a few of us are here even during the dinner hour.
- You’re welcome to just walk over to our offices, too! Most of us are in the row of offices behind the Research Desk.
- At any hour, you also can use to the go/askalibrarian form, which sends an email to all librarians.
Please encourage all researchers to drop by! It’s not interrupting. It’s our job!