You may get people at the desk asking where the tax forms are. If there are not any at the info desk, then we don’t have any. There is a book at said info desk (that does not leave the library – the book…and the desk, I suppose) that gives instructions on how to submit your taxes online.
When you retrieve a piece of equipment in the cabinet, you will see that the spot for booked items are now on the right side for easier access. The conference phones are on the same shelf. The conference camera is on the shelf above. The student LCD projectors have more room on the left side shelves.
We have been given 2 more XA10 camcorders so we have four in our inventory. These are placed on the shelf below the booked shelf.
I have added a lighting kit and a couple of wireless mics. They are on the shelves, and ready for checkout. I will add detailed information on those items in the next blog.
The Courtesy Hold Shelf should be used for NON-LIBRARY materials only. If it is a library item, it should be put on hold via Millennium. Thanks!
Starting now, all camcorders, digital cameras, and tripods have been changed to a 3-day loan for all borrowers (from a 1-day loan, previously). That is all.
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.
In an effort to cut down on the loss of projectionist keys, please check out the master projectionist key on personal accounts, NOT on the generic Media Screener card. Messages will pop up all over in Millennium, so hopefully we will remember.
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!
You won’t see librarians at the Research Desk again until Monday, September 8, 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!