Friday, May 25, 2007


The modem is not working at the moment. It's giving the message that the username and/or password is invalid on the domain. I've called it in to Automation.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

RSS in EBSCOhost

You will notice now that for any search results page in the EBSCOhost interface there is displaying an RSS button with the label "Create an alert for this search." The RSS button also displays for each search listed in the search history. This what EBSCO calls 'one-step alerting.' Check it out.

New Gov Doc Microfiche

New Government Document Microfiche that has not yet been interfiled into the orange cabinets in the Gov Doc section can be found in a white box at the Ref. Desk. It will be sitting on the book cart for return books through the next couple of weeks. As I work on the Ref. Desk I will interfile them, but if a patron is looking for a Gov Doc microfiche and you cannot find it, check the white box.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Reference Desk Transactions

From May 14th forward, when you open in the mornings or close at night, the reference transactions sheet needs to go in the folder marked Reference Transactions Completed. I will be tallying those from now on.



Friday, May 11, 2007

USCA volume MIA

If anyone sees title 11 Bankruptcy 1129 to 1320 please give to me. I have a pocket part update for it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Special Collections Headcount Statistics

I have been told to leave a blog message about Special Collections being out on Friday 11, 2007. The Reference desk shift people will need to do the counts for 4th and 5th floors on Friday. A headcount statistics sheet has been left for the opener on Friday morning for their area. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

WorldCat -- Cite this Item

WorldCat records now include a "Cite this Item" link. When users select “Cite this item” from within records, they will see the citation for a selected record in the reference standard for five common styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian. Users may copy and paste the needed format into a bibliography.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Lost Items in Reference Dept.

There have been many items left in the Reference Rooms, etc. over the past few weeks. They have all been moved to Lost and Found downstairs next to Linda Wilson's desk.

2 Student ID's
Coffee Mug
Bookbag full of books
Jump disk drive cover

The textbook that had been left was reacquainted with its owner prior to his final on Monday morning. :>)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Trial Access to Classical Scores Library

Elsie sent an e-mail with the login and password. Rather than repost them here, where they would be publicly accessible, I will be placing them under the plastic sheet at the ref desk.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Students Needing to Print With No Money

Tonight I had a student who needed some information out of a reference book and she had her card, but she had no money. It was 5:45 and it dawned on me that she could take the book to LTL and they could scan the pages for her and email them to her email. This may not be something we would want to advertise but when you have a student in a bind, it may be helpful to suggest that. I suppose copyright is not an issue, since it was the same as copying it on a copy machine. Any thoughts?