Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ground Floor Access

You no longer need an elevator key to access the ground floor. A button has been placed in the west elevator so that the public can access the bound periodicals housed there. We are still in the process of moving so it is possible that patrons will need assistance. I will keep signage up to date at the reference desk and on the west side of the building as we move more volumes. If there are any concerns, please let me know.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Project MUSE

There is a new interface for Project MUSE.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lost Key

Cindy from IKON services in the basement of Allie Young called. She found a key in the grass between the library and AY. She said it looks like a house key. If anyone comes to the desk looking for such an object, direct them to the basement of Allie Young in IKON services. I have also notified Jennifer Little about this.

Making Eye Contact Is Important

Recently I asked someone about her/his general impression of our service at the desk. This person indicated that whoever is staffing the desk just as often as not does not make eye contact with someone walking through the doors. I agree that there is room for improvement on this point. Remember that one of the primary reasons we moved the desk over near the doors was to be more effective at greeting patrons and improving their sense that they are welcome to approach the desk. I will take this constructive criticism to heart and work to improve my attentiveness to people walking through the doors, and I encourage everyone to do likewise.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Spreadsheet for Reference E-Books

I've uploaded my spreadsheet listing individual titles and proxied links for our Reference e-books. You can find the link on this page.

I will be keeping this up-to-date. These are all in the catalog, and my goal is to insure that all of them will be searchable in Reference Universe as well. The spreadsheet serves basically as an A to Z list.