Friday, July 18, 2008

Change In Harmon Room Use Policy

The library staff and leadership have reviewed and amended our policy regarding use of the Harmon Room. The change is primarily based on the reduction of our custodial staff from 2 to less than 2 FTE, as our current staff will be splitting their shifts to also work in Kirk. Since the opening of the library in 1988, we have seen our custodial staff reduced from 4 fulltime custodians to less than 2. Although we had previously been working toward increasing events in the library, and encouraging outside use, we know the added events, especially those including food, have and will continue to put increased strain on our limited custodial staff. Therefore, we are implementing the following modifications in the use of the Harmon Room for the academic year 2008-09.

All use of the Harmon Room will be limited to Library, Media, Web Services and CST sponsored events only, with the following exceptions:

· National Geographic Bee, April

· Sampler Sessions by Admissions, Fall & Spring

· Faculty search presentations between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

· Staff Week Events

It is our intention to review the decision at the end of the academic year.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

System Upgrades & Downtimes:

  • The Library's MacLinks service will be going down for up to 1/2 hour on July 17 between the hours of 6am and noon while systems are upgraded. During that time you may not be able to link to resources and services through the MacLinks button. We apologize for any inconvenience that this disruption brings.

  • CLICnet System Upgrade - Scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. CLICnet will not be available during this time.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Library Student Employees - Class of 2008

Congratulations to our library student employees who are graduating seniors! We look forward to celebrating with you and any members of your families on Friday, May 16 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Harmon Room. As part of our celebration, seniors selected a copy of their favorite book which will then have a plate included to acknowledge their work here in the library. A display of books selected by our seniors will be found on the kiosk in the entrance of the library. A photo display is also available for viewing. We wish all our graduating seniors the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

2008 Jean K. Archibald Award Winner

Image of Kathryn Wade

Congratulations to Kathryn Wade this year's winner of the Jean K. Archibald Award!

The Jean K. Archibald Award is given to students nominated by their supervisors in recognition of their outstanding work in the library. In addition to having her name added to a plaque in the library, Kathryn will receive a monetary award.

Selected Works

Selected Works - new faculty publications and artistic expression pages
At the Faculty Celebration we unveiled the new Selected Works pages. Faculty who wish to learn more about updating their pages should either contact their liaison librarian, or see the instruction pages.