Author Archives: Elin Waagen

Library Exam Hours

24 hoursThe Main Library will be providing extended hours during the last week of classes and the exam period. 24/7 hours start on Sunday 5/2 and end at 8 pm on Tuesday 5/18. Bring your ID – card access required after 11 pm. Check here for up to date hours at all Libraries. Good luck with exams. Remember to eat and sleep!

RSS Workshop 4/28 – save the date!

Alex will be presenting a workshop on RSS to the Circ group on Wed 4/28 at 3 pm in Lib 105. Please join us!

Here’s the workshop description:

Definition/Description of RSS
* Really simple syndication
* Standardized format for publishing frequently updated works

Uses of RSS
* News and Updates
* Notification
* Aggregation
* Abstraction

Benefits and advantages
* Standardizes news so it can be reviewed, filtered and reorganized and
* Tracks what new for a given context (blog, personal RSS Reader)

Tools/Services for RSS
* RSS reader applications (desktop vs web)
* RSS widgets and plugins (WordPress plugins)
* Personal News Aggregators (iGoogle, NetVibes…)

LIS colleagues – tell us what you think!

We – the LIS Website Team – are asking for your help in assessing our new web presence. Before the makeover, many of you completed a survey about the old LIS website, which was very helpful to us. We’re asking you all to take a similar survey about the new LIS website now – whether you did the previous one or not! The results will help us as we plan for the continuing development of the site.

The survey is found here and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.

The deadline for completing the survey is this Friday April 2nd.

Thanks very much for your help,
Jim Beauchemin, Doreen Bernier, Jess Isler, Carrie Macfarlane, Ian McBride, Barbara Merz, Liz Whitaker-Freitas, Elin Waagen

Library hours for Spring Break

clockA reminder that Library hours will change for the Spring break period 3/19 – 28.
Please note!
Today, Friday March 19th, the Libraries will close early.
Main will close at 8 pm
Music will close at 5 pm
Armstrong will close at 5 pm

The Wilson Cafe in the Main Library will have reduced hours for the spring break, please call 443-3095 for details. Hours are also posted at the entrance to the Wilson Cafe.

Main Library
Friday 3/19 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 9 am – 5 pm
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 3/28 – resume regular hours 9 am – 1 am

Music Library
Friday 3/19 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 CLOSED

Armstrong Library
Friday 3/19 7:45 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 4 pm – 12 midnight

Special Collections
Friday 3/19 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 CLOSED
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 7 pm-10pm

VLA – early bird deadline is April 1st

VLA
Thinking of going to VLA this year? The early bird deadline is April 1st.
Registration is now open for the 2010 Vermont Library Conference.
Registration fees are as follows:
VSLA or VLA Members
$50.00 Early Registration (Before April 1st)
$55.00 Late Registration (After April 1st)
Non-Members
$75.00 Early Registration (Before April 1st)
$80.00 Late Registration (After April 1st)
Registration includes morning coffee with pastries, Key Note Address, workshops, lunch in the Green Mountain Dining Hall, and the End Note Address.
To register check the VLA site.

Library Hours for Spring Break

library hoursA reminder that Library hours will change for the Spring break period 3/19 – 28.
Please check hours here.

Main Library
Friday 3/19 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 9 am – 5 pm
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 3/28 – resume regular hours 9 am – 1 am

Music Library
Friday 3/19 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 CLOSED

Armstrong Library
Friday 3/19 7:45 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 4 pm – 12 midnight

Special Collections
Friday 3/19 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 CLOSED
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 7 pm-10pm

Library Hours – Winter Carnival Break

winter carnival

A reminder that Library hours change for the Winter Carnival weekend. Enjoy the break!
Main Library
Thursday 2/25: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 2/27: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 2/28: 9 am – 1 am (regular hours resume)
Armstrong Library
Thursday 2/25: 7:45 am – 5 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 2/27: closed
Sunday 2/28: 4 pm – 12 midnight
Music Library
Thursday 2/25: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 2/26: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 2/27 closed
Sunday: 2/28 closed