Circulation is looking to you, the users of the library, for input on circulation policies, loan rules, and the like. Please take a few minutes to take a brief survey and let us know how we can make your life even better than we already do.
We have recently added a DVD/CD display case on the Circ Desk, near the TV. The purpose of this case is twofold; to showcase recommendations by LIS student employees, all other students (& anyone who is interested), and secondly, for others to get some great tips. Top picks are for movies, documentaries, TV shows/series, and music. Everyone can participate, and we encourage your interaction. Alongside the display case is a testimonial (with optional photo) about a specific selection. This is a great way to unveil several “hidden gems” within our vast DVD stacks. We have newly-released titles you may not expect, films like Oscar-nominated Midnight in Paris, Beginners (Oscar winner for supporting actor Christopher Plummer), Moneyball, Tree of Life. Additionally, we enjoy featuring many of our timeless classics.
Bringing out behind-the-desk CD collections is particularly fun because they are unavailable for browsing, other than via Midcat. We have Paul McCartney’s new release, “Kisses on the Bottom,” along with jazz greats Coltrane, Davis, and genres in classical, hip-hop, bluegrass, fusion, Latin-inspired, country, etc. There is a seemingly endless number of CDs from A (as in Alison Krauss) to Z (as in Frank Zappa) and everything in between.
If you are passionate about your music and film/TV favorites, please let us know. We welcome your recommendations since we are always on the hunt for good stuff. And do come by to view our special features from the case.
Winter Term is (deep breath!) around the corner, and Library Reserves is beginning to process print, media, and electronic materials for course work. We’re happy to create lists of reserve materials used in past semesters for you, and we can also easily restore old EReserve pages — please let us know if these options will be helpful.
Materials that your students will need to access during the busy first week of term must be received before the holiday break. Please email the Reserves Department with requests and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a refresher on how to make reserve requests? Check out this quick tutorial. And please don’t hesitate to be in touch!
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.
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!
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.
If you have not already read the press release with basic info about the new Sierra platform, the link is here:
When additional info comes in, I will post it.
Are you bored in your work? Need to do something that really gets your brain working? Want to get out and see the world?
I can’t help you.
But if you want, you can help us; Circulation is asking for volunteers to help with the end-of-term re-shelving. If you are interested, please stop by the circulation desk.