If anyone comes to the desk asking for a carrel, go ahead and check it out to them. Assuming, of course, that they are ptype 6 (Thesis ALL). If they are not, please have them show you their Banner registration. If they are signed up for a 500+ level class in J-term or Spring, change them to ptype 6 and check out the thesis carrel.
All carrel or locker keys checked out after today should have an automatic due date of August 15th. Let me know if you notice any deviations.
For anyone who cares:
Carrel keys and locker keys now have their own separate item types and loan rules. This will help us control renewals, due dates, bookings, etc. of each without them interfering with each other as they do now. Currently, both are set with a set due date of May 21st. Questions to Dan.
As carrel keys start getting returned, please DO NOT check them in without first finding the carrel check-in clip board (between Kim and Janine’s desks) and actually going to the carrel and making sure it is cleaned out. If there are any problems with the carrel, please note them on the form.
In preparation for online booking in the fall, the carrel keys appear a bit differently in MIDCAT (and Millennium). They have been separated according to where they are in the library (Upper North, Lower South, etc.) and each has a link to its own map. The records can be found by typing any of the following: carrel, carrel keys, thesis carrel, senior thesis carrel. The hope is that this will make booking easier for the patron. We’ll see…
*Study Carrels may be reserved during the Summer semester by currently enrolled Language School, Bread Loaf School of English and academic year students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis starting the first day of the summer session [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/LIS/images/d/d4/Language_carrels.pdf MAP]
*Study Carrel Suites have been set aside for use by specific Language Schools; individual carrels within the Language Suites are available on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved; the Language Suites are intended for the exclusive use of the language specified.
Spring thesis carrel sign-up starts this Monday Feb 15th @ 12 NOON.
Seniors may reserve a thesis carrel if currently enrolled in a 500, 600 or 700 level thesis/project.
For guidelines and more info – click here.
Thesis Carrels are available at all three Libraries.
Thesis Carrels – Music Library – about 70 carrels available
Thesis Carrels – Music Library – 8 carrels available
Thesis Carrels – Armstrong Library – 9 thesis carrels available on the lower level
Midd ID required
Applications will be available at the Circulation Desks
No Banner print-out needed – the library account has been coded if eligible
Due date for carrel keys will default to 5/18
Please refer questions to Steve
We’ve already gone through and cleaned out all the thesis carrels in the Main Library, and are now at work on policies and procedures for the start of the academic year.
As seniors start returning to campus, they may ask you at the various Circ Desks about how and when to get a carrel. We’ll begin checking out thesis carrels on the second Monday of classes, September 14. There’s currently a question of whether we will give out carrels that Monday morning, or wait until Monday evening. Do you have a preference, or pro/con ideas about the time of day? If so, please add your thoughts as a comment below in the next couple of days.
Seniors are the only students eligible for a carrel, and they also need to be currently enrolled in a 500, 600, or 700-level thesis or independent project. 500 and above level senior seminars do NOT give thesis carrel eligibility. Seniors will need a printout from Bannerweb confirming their enrollment in an appropriate course in order to check out a carrel.
Additionally, a new policy change for this year is that we will no longer be giving out orange due date slips for display on carrels and lockers. Staff will continue to periodically check library books on carrels to see if they are checked out or not, and remove them if they aren’t, but we will no longer be using the due date slips for this purpose.