Due to the holidays and shipping madness of late December, ILL limits shipping during this time. Interlibrary loan requests submitted to ILLiad after Dec. 16th will be ordered in early January.
ILLiad article requests will continue to be filled by RapidILL* through Dec. 21st, but must have a valid ISSN and year to be processed a as Rapid request.
For loan materials use NExpress: http://go/NExpress. NExpress will stay open throughout the break and requests placed in NExpress go straight to the Lending Library for processing. Loans ordered from NExpress over break will likely arrive in early January.
The Davis Family Library will be providing extended hours during the last week of classes and the exam period.
24/7 hours will start at 9 am on Sunday, 12/4 and will end at 5 pm on Sunday, 12/18. Bring your ID – card access required between 11 pm and 7:30 am (9 am on Saturday and Sunday). Guest passwords for computer access will not be issued between the hours of 11 pm and 8 am.
Armstrong Library will have regular hours during this period, with later closing times on Friday 12/16 and Saturday 12/17.
Check here for up to date hours at all Libraries.
While certain areas of Davis Family Library have always been known unofficially as good spots for quiet study, recently we’ve formalized that a bit by installing signage marking some areas as “Quiet Study Areas”. Look for the big blue Q and please avoid conversation, either in person or on the phone, anywhere near these signs. Of course, LIS staff won’t be going around the building “shushing” people, but we hope the new signage makes it more obvious which parts of the building are reserved for quiet contemplative study.
LIS is pleased to announce that iPads are now available at the Circulation Desk of the Davis Family Library. They will circulate to faculty and staff for two weeks. A list of pre-installed apps can be viewed here. Stop by and check one out today!
Circulation now has four iPads for your borrowing pleasure. Until we get all of the workflow wrinkles ironed out, we are going to try to keep circulation internal (LIS staff only). So stop by and check one out (which is so blatant as to not even qualify as a pun, intended or not).
An error has been discovered in the install discs for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2011, so they are getting fixed by the Helpdesk. Unfortunately, this means that if you have used these discs to install the software at home, you will need to re-install once the discs are fixed. Stay tuned to this post for an update as to when they are available again. Also – if anyone thinks this should be a broader post than just LIS staff, please feel free to re-categorize.
Innovative informed me that one of two fans in our Central INN-Reach server kicked-the-bucket. They will have to bring down the server to swap out the hardware. They will do this at 5:30 pm Friday August 26, 2011. They predict that it will take approximately 30 minutes complete. All central system activities, the catalog, request processing, etc. will be down during this time.
Staff Council is aware that many Middlebury College staff members do not know that they can use the Library’s resources just as students and faculty can. So, as part of its ongoing series of Learning Lunches, Staff Council is grateful that Brenda Ellis has agreed to offer a (re)introduction of some of Davis Family Library’s resources to interested staff and faculty members. Continue reading