Monday, March 26, 2007

The lameness of Wikipedia

According to Morning Edition today, co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, knows that his website is both bogus and lame. He's starting a new website, Citizendium, which will require contributors to use their entire name and provide information pertaining to their expertise.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Promotion Committee Portfolios Have Moved

Due to the locks breaking on the cabinet in Seminar Room A the portfolios have moved to the carrels in that room. The carrel keys are in the Reference desk. All of the keys work however they tend to stick.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The window opening pole

Where is it?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Promotion Committee in Seminar Room A

To all who work the Reference Desk:
You should have all received this information via email, but I have been asked to also post it here.
The University Promotion will be reviewing portfolios in Seminar Room A starting March 8. They have scheduled the room a couple of evenings for the entire committee to meet. The individual committee members will have to schedule time to use the room under the same rules as everyone else. We are basically operating under the same rules that we did with the Tenure Committee back in November. The good news is that there are only 7 portfolios (as opposed to 25 with the Tenure Committee) so they will all fit in the cabinet and we won't have to use the carrels. Therefore, there will only be one key in the drawer that you will sign out to the committee members when they come over. As before, you will need to go up and let them into the room and go back and lock it back when they get through and have returned the key to you. I am attaching a sheet with the procedure so you can review it. This also contains the names of those who should be given the key. There will be a copy of this procedure in the envelop with the key in the little drawer at the reference desk (where the passwords and allen wrenches are kept).

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Handicap Door Alarm

When doing the 3pm count, I noticed that the 2nd floor tower handicap door alarm was not on.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Reference Universe

Please be aware that now there is, on the opening search screen for Reference Universe, the option to check a box that will:

Restrict Search to Titles in your Library

This is a considerable improvement in the usability of Reference Universe. If you have discounted RU in the past, please look at it again and keep it in mind as an option when you are helping patrons.

It can be a very useful tool. Xrefer titles are accessible via Reference Universe, and any reference e-books that we purchase in the future will be too.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

East Tower Elevator / Handicap Door Alarm

The East tower elevator is apparently out of order according to the posted signs. Upon opening this morning, the 2nd floor tower handicap door alarm was not on.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Procedures for Promotion Committee

I have placed a copy in the reference desk drawer with all of the other important stuff (allen wrench, passwords, etc).

Thursday, March 1, 2007

West Elevator

PER: Dean Pritchard

PATRONS MAY HAVE TROUBLE CALLING THE ELEVATOR TO THE 2ND FLOOR.

AS A COURTESY, YOU WILL NEED TO RETRIEVE THE ELEVATOR FOR THE PATRON.

IF THIS OCCURS AND THERE IS STAFF ON 3RD FLOOR (7-4:30), PLEASE CALL AND ASK THEM TO PRESS THE 2ND FLOOR BUTTON AND SEND THE ELEVATOR DOWN.

IF IT IS AFTER OFFICE HOURS, YOU WILL NEED TO GO TO THE 3RD OR 1ST FLOOR, CALL THE ELEVATOR, AND THEN GET ON IT AND RIDE IT TO THE 2ND FLOOR.

MAKE SURE THE PATRON STAYS BY THE ELEVATOR SO THEY CAN GET ON WHEN THE DOOR OPENS.

Using the PHAROS printers with laptops

When I was working at the desk a week or two ago a student came up with his lease program laptop and was wondering how to send a print job to the nearby PHAROS printer. However, the nearest printer that came up on his list was the one in the ground floor lab. I did not know what to tell him. Now I do.

I should have told him to launch a browser session on his laptop and go to the following address.

http://www.moreheadstate.edu/printers

From there is is easy to figure out. Just select the printer you want and install it.

This will only work for laptops.

Tax Forms -- Finally!

We finally have all of the tax forms that we should have. It is no longer necessary to refer people to the IRS web site. If the form needed isn't available right there, then it can be photocopied from the reproducible copies in the binders.