Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Telephone problems on fourth floor

Teresa Johnson informed me that the phones on fourth floor are not working properly. Clay's old number (3-5123) seems to be ok . If anyone calls and needs to be transferred to fourth floor staff, please transfer them to 3-5123.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dr. Murphy's assignment for the paralegal class

Dr. Murphy has given an assignment that asks the student to find a case in print. The citation begins with 356 S.W. 3rd. However the newest volume we just rec'd only goes to 353. I have e-mailed Dr. Murphy and advised her of this.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Reminding Patrons Not to Reshelve

We'll be improving our signage on this, but verbal reminders are probably more effective. As a routine matter, please remind patrons as often as possible, but only at appropriate moments, not to reshelve items. Explain that we need to count usage for everything. Otherwise a patron may ignore the reminder figuring that we simply don't trust them to be smart enough to know where things belong.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Patron Copy Card Missing

The patron copy card is missing and whoever gave it out last, did not exchange it for another ID (ask for a driver's license) so we have no idea who has it. I doubt it will return on its own unless it's one of us who has it. Someone will need to let Luana know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Free Newspapers???

Just wanted to let everyone know that a student came to the desk and asked if we give free copies of current newspapers, such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, etc. I informed him that we certainly do not give them away, but students are permitted to use them only in the library. He had a hard time believing me because the president of SGA and several others "who should know" told him to just come over to the library and get a paper. He has seen several students walking around campus with newspapers and assumed it was the freebie from the library. I have informed Mykie about this.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Copier Working

We now have a functioning photocopier on the 2nd floor.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cell Phones at the desk

Just a reminder that if you keep your cell phone with you at the desk, it should be set to a quiet ringtone (or better yet, to vibrate) so that we don't disturb computer users. Thanks!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

West Elevator

We no longer have an elevator key at the Reference Desk.
Quoting Jennifer's recent e-mail:

The elevator on the West side has been changed so that it will go down
to the Ground Floor without a key. Patrons may go down there if they
need to get an old bound journal or talk with someone in Automation. If
they want someone in Automation, it's best to call downstairs to make
sure Granuaile or Chris are there.

If a patron needs help locating a periodical down there, please ask them
to go to the Reference Desk for assistance.

There is NO EXIT for patrons downstairs (it's just an emergency exit
that sets off an alarm). They must return via the elevator or the
staircase near Java City to exit on the First Floor.