FYI

Intercom issues

Beeeeeep. Beeeeeep. Beeeeeep. (repeat)

When the intercom system decides to act up (as it did late this afternoon on three occasions), it’s helpful to know what to do. First, if it occurs during regular business hours, contact Joseph, our fearless facilities coordinator. If Joseph isn’t in, Charlie Conway is skilled in the ways of intercom repair. It the issue occurs after hours, please call Public Safety. They can coordinate with Facilities to access the intercom system (located in the server room on the lower level). The fastest solution is to simply turn off the intercom.

The issue today seems to have been resolved by shutting down the system and then turning it back on. Other occasions may warrant turning it off for the rest of the day/evening. It’s good to know that we can resolve strange and annoying intercom issues rather quickly, returning the library to its natural state of peace and quiet.

Cramming and non-cramming students welcome!

Since we are now open 24/7 until Friday, Dec. 10 (Sat the 11th we close at 8 PM), we would like to welcome all bleary-eyed, hard-working students to our quiet place. We also welcome entertaining students, like the streaking stream of mud-caked students who graced our lobby and staircase a couple weeks ago! You know who you are, however, we do not know who you are, due to your daytime disguise in student attire. We saw your tracks and heard the patter of bare feet on tile and wood stairs as you ran to the 2nd floor. It may be getting a tad chilly now, but we wanted to acknowledge your distracted presence, in case you thought no one saw you. Believe us, mouths were agape and eyes were wide in amazement. Until next time, bundle up and happy studying!

Ref training!

Carrie will offer a reference training session for anyone interested (students included!) on Tuesday, August 3rd from 3-4 3:30-4:30 in room 145 of the Davis Family Library.

If you plan to attend, please review Research – How to Help in advance. Carrie will work through a few practice questions with you during the session.

Even if you don’t plan to attend, you should review Research – How to Help!

Faculty proxy loan periods

UPDATE: THIS IS NO LONGER TRUE. FACULTY PROXY DUE DATES ARE NOW THE SAME AS REGULAR FACULTY. Just so everyone is aware, I have updated the loan rules for proxy borrowers so that everything that would not normally have a shorter loan (equipment, media, etc.) will be due at the end of the semester, Dec. 22nd. If you encounter any odd loan periods with faculty proxy borrowers, please let me know.

Reminder: camera & camcorder check-ins

Just a reminder for Circ Supervisors at Main: there are instructions for checking in digital cameras, flash HD camcorders, and mini-DV camcorders on the large equipment drawers near the entrance to Circulation. Among the exciting topics covered are deleting images, checking for all pieces, and recharging!