Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Granuaile has told me that our dial-up service Yes Connect seems to have folded up its tent and gone out of business. She is investigating the options for another dial-up service. Any attempts to use Yes Connect will not work.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Key Missing!

Well. It didn't take long for the key to go missing from the Ref Desk drawer. Please mention this to all of the student workships. Someone probably absent-mindedly pocketed it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Reference Desk Supplies

Extra Ref. Desk supplies are available in the far left drawer. There are extra pens, pencils, post-it notes, staples, tape, rubber bands, etc., etc.

Also, in the bottom metal cabinet drawer on the left side of the desk there are extra scrap paper note sheets for students/patrons to use. We have an abundent supply.

Let me know if I have not put something there that we need.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Minolta Cartridges for Microform Machines

The cartridges for the microform machines are now housed in the Ref. Office Supply Closet, left side on the bottom. Supply Closet Queen does not know how to change said cartridges if one of the cartridges runs out! Sorry!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

IKON Copier Paper for 2nd floor Copier

One ream of 8 1/2 X 11 and one ream of 8 1/2 X 14 IKON copier paper will be housed at the Ref. Desk on top of the two metal drawers on the left hand side of the desk.

Extra paper will be kept (hoarded ;>) in the Ref Office Supply Closet. You may enter and confisicate some only with the secret password from the newest Harry Potter movie.

OK, OK, I have to spice this blog up some how!!!

Staplers and Tape Dispensers-Ref Desk and Periodicals

I have an electric stapler that I have placed in the Ref. Room next to the electric pencil sharpener. Staples are on order for it and I have put a note on it so that students won't try to use it prior to receiving staples for it.

If someone has an idea of a better place to house it, let me know. I am open to ideas.

I have put nicer/newer staplers and tape dispensers at the Ref. Desk since I had surplus.

I have taken the old stapler and old tape dispenser downstairs to "old" Periodicals and placed them next to the printer station down there. They are very ugly and VERY heavy and I don't think anyone would steal them ;>)

Perhaps they can be moved with the print station if it is moved anywhere.

If anyone has any ideas of where to sit/house these items, let me know.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

GSP--Key on Friday

Around 1pm on Friday (7/20/07), Ms. Schlich of GSP may need the desk key to open the LTL. Please let her have the key if she needs it.



Friday, July 13, 2007

Spring Update for Reference Universe

Reference Universe continues to add indexing for new reference books to its database. Please remember to use and to recommend this database. It allows you to search across a large number of our print reference books. The list for this spring shows the degree to which that indexing has expanded recently. Not all of the books listed are ones we have, but some of them will be.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Where are additional computers?

Ginger Hall 111 now has 30 computers for student use (open 8:00 - 4 pm weekdays). And the Rowan County Public Library now has 14 laptops to sign out for use inside the library. Evidently they are very popular!

REF DOCS -- Temporary Locations

As we have been moving the unbound periodicals into the West Reference room the Reference Documents were displaced. Temporarily, the federal ones are on two book trucks in Map Room. The KY ones are shelved next to the KY docs. After I've weeded the REF-KY we will find a new place for them.

New Key

We have a new departmental key. It will be in the drawer at the Reference Desk. The key has "CCL4" stamped on its side and is on a beaded key chain which spells out "I Love Kentucky"

As with the previous key it should be returned to that drawer whenever it is not being used.