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.
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.
The Davis Family Library will be providing extended hours during the last week of classes and the exam period.
24/7 hours started at 9 am on Sunday, 5/1 and will end at 8 pm on Tuesday, 5/17. 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.
Check here for up to date hours at all Libraries.
Carrel Day for Spring, 2011 has come and gone. There were 54 carrels available at 8 am on Monday morning. By Wednesday morning, there were 6 remaining. Most were booked online Monday morning. We had three calls at the circ desk from people who had problems booking online: 2 were Juniors (who are not allowed to book a thesis carrel) and one had overdue items (and was therefore blocked from booking). A few people called later in the day to confirm that they had booked a key, and all had. There was one instance of someone booking two carrels keys, but that was quickly discovered and remedied. We pushed back the start time from 7 am to 8 am, which was at the very least better for circ staff. All in all, it was a very smooth day, and much improved over the Fall.