Wednesday, February 28, 2007


As of today, we have only 6 boxes of kleenex left until July 1. I do not believe that will last us through spring and hay fever season.

If, perchance, you took a box of kleenex to use at your personal office desk, would you consider replacing it in our Reference Office Supply closet? And I promise to replace all the rolls of toilet paper that I have used for kleenex :>)

Thank you.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Allen Wrenches

Allen wrenches at the Ref desk are going AWOL. Did you happen to carry one off in your pocket?

Thanks for checking!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Scissors and Rulers

Not only are the scissors multiplying in the Ref Desk drawer, but rulers are also. Has anyone lost a ruler of late. Perhaps it got carried off by mistake or left at the desk.

Check with me! I also have one pair of red handled scissors. Any takers???

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Computer messing up

One computer by the printer in the refernece room is not opening the msu web mail page, pdf files, or black board I will put an out of order sign on it, but could someone look at it and call it in? Thanks!
It is the computer facing the printer, on the right.

Quilt in Reference Room

The quilt that hangs on the wall facing the Reference desk is being displayed in a show. It is my understanding that it will be replaced with another one.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fax Machine for Students to Use

The University Bookstore has a fax machine that students may use. They charge $1 per sheet.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

EBSCOhost Interface enhancements

Fax Machine for Public To Use

I often have requests (mainly by phone) for a fax machine for students or the public to use. I have always referred them to Good Shephard Printing and Holbrook Drugs. I believe this was received via a mind meld with Bill Malone.

Today I discovered that the public library DOES have a fax machine for the public to use. Cost may vary, but it is $1.00 per page to send.

Does anyone know, by chance, who you would send a suggestion to on campus about having a fax machine for the students/faculty to use? And, also, the renting of equipment that Neil Wheeler use to do before he retired?


Monday, February 12, 2007

Whatta virus!

Apparently a nasty trojan virus has been unleashed throughout the University. Lowell should be able to have this problem fixed for us tomorrow. Right now the four older computers against the wall are not able to access the internet. There are signs posted on them saying as much. Also we are having some printer problems that can be attributed to the same virus. I spoke to Debbie White in the lab down in the basement and those computers appear to be working fine as well as printer.

The artwork from the Law Room

Both pieces have been moved to their new home in the Map Rm. Physicial Plant will be coming to hoist and secure them to the wall. Props to Barry and his posse!

Federal Tax Forms

All of the tax forms and instruction booklets from the state of Kentucky have been received and have been put out for the public. The federal tax forms (including the reproducibles) have been delayed but should be arriving in about a week. If any patrons need federal forms please refer them to the IRS web site and/or let them know that we should have them by the middle of next week.

Monday, February 5, 2007

MSU TV on Tuesday Feb 6


Expect to see a crew from MSU TV in the Reference area tomorrow, filming some commericals. I gave them permission. Let people know to expect them.


Friday, February 2, 2007

Lisa's Birthday

Let's meet on Feb 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the staff lounge. The only item on the agenda will be Lisa's birthday.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

West Elevator Ground Floor Access

Due to an incident this afternoon, I requested that Luana supply the Ref Desk with a key to access the ground floor lab. We should not advertise that we have a key. But it is for the convenience in case someone who is handicap were to come to the desk asking to go downstairs.

Food and Drink at Reference Desk (Not!)

This is just a reiteration of what we talked about at the Reference meeting last week: please refrain from eating and drinking at the reference desk. It is ok to have a drink (non-alcoholic!) at the desk as long as it is in a covered cup or bottle. Please keep the cup or bottle under the desk except when you take a sip. With the exception of mints or small candies, please do not bring food to the desk. Reference is the "primary information desk" in the Library and it just doesn't look very professional if the desk attendant is eating and drinking. Thanks for your cooperation in this.