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iPad theft in the library

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Hello all,

As many of you know we realized yesterday afternoon that the iPad on the right hand side of the ring while facing the circulation desk has been stolen. The entire case, iPad, and security cable is missing. I have alerted Campus Security to this but needless to say it is disturbing and disappointing. We really need to be vigilant about observing our patrons and what they are up to and we need to be vigilant about searching peoples’ bags. There was a security strip on the iPad that should have set off the gate. The iPads are obviously very tempting so please make sure to be monitoring them closely on your shifts.


UPDATE: The iPad case by the MFA desk has been damaged in a theft attempt and is no longer secure. I have taken the iPad out of it for safe keeping and have moved the stand; however, we have a THIEF in the library! Please be extra vigilant about watching people and call security if anything seems suspicious! Better safe than sorry. Also, if you notice something is missing alert management immediately, do not assume someone on staff has moved it.


AAU Student Mental Health Emergency Guide

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hello all,

I had an older handout of the AAU Student Mental Health Emergency Guide in my office and I contacted Sue Rowley and Mike Petricca to ensure that it was still accurate. After making a few small changes it is now posted behind the Book Drop sign at the front desk and every full time staff member has a copy of it in their office.

The essential information is that if a student is exhibiting aggressive behavior, unusual behavior, or has threatened to hurt him/herself or others we have two options: to call campus security or to call 911. It is up to the staff member who is witnessing the behavior to decide whether or not the situation can be handled by campus security or whether to call 911.

That being said, if you are on the circulation desk or in the library and are witnessing concerning behavior and there is a manager on duty call one of us immediately, unless it is a life threatening situation, in which case always call 911 first. Then alert a manager if we aren’t already aware of the situation.

This issue will be addressed in the next Circulation Staff meeting which will be held as soon as we get the new circulation assistants hired.


Please shut down all staff computers tomorrow

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Hi everyone,

Please see the announcement from IT below. Circulation desk staff, please make sure that the circulation desk and reference desk computers are shut down and the computers in 664 and 666 are shut down as well.

Attention All AAU Staff,

IT will be performing server upgrades and maintenance from 11/21 at 9pm to 11/26 5am.  Access to Vault (Groups & Apps) & BVault (Home) directories will be inaccessible at various times during this outage.  We also request that you shut down your computer when you leave prior to the Thanksgiving break. 

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

IT Department

Thank you!


Altered States Student Contest

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Altered States is a student Art Contest. Students will alter books and other discarded library materials to create new kinds of books, clothing, and sculpture. Students will be picking up materials for contest & signing up at the circulation desk. I tried to make the process as streamlined as possible. There is a sign up sheet on a clipboard beneath the first aid kit.
They have the option of selecting a book or a carousel of slides as source material. I have included the instructions for the contest in the recycled MFA Boxes.
Let me know if you have any questions!


Academic Building Changes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

We are pleased to announce some building changes for the coming Fall 2012 semester; these changes will allow departments to have more space in order to accommodate teaching and classroom needs. Please carefully read the changes below:


  • The School of Fine Art Sculpture has moved to 2801 Leavenworth (The Cannery) with the exception of the welding and wood shops, neon sculpture, jewelry and some of the multi media sculpture classes which remain at 410 Bush.
  • The School of Advertising has moved to 410 Bush.
  • Classes for MFA Fine Art Painting have moved to the 5th floor of 60 Federal  - the MFA FA Painting studios remain on the 1st floor of 701 Chestnut but all MFA FA Painting classes will be held at 60 Federal.
  • Foundations Figure Modeling classes have moved to 2801 Leavenworth (The Cannery).
  • All drafting table classrooms at 601 Brannan have moved to 460 Townsend and 466 Townsend.  Architecture Studios will remain at Brannan.
  • ESL/ARC has moved to the 3rdfloor of 79 New Montgomery.
  • The School of Multimedia Communications has expanded to the 2ndfloor of the 79 New Montgomery building and will keep their classrooms on the 1stfloor as well.
  • The School of Motion Pictures and Television Makeup classes have moved to 2300 Stockton (NorthPoint).  They have a new dance studio and theater at 620 Sutter.

Thank you,

Executive Office

Adobe Creative Suite CS6

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

We all have access to the Adobe Creative Suite, now, through the Academy.  You can download and use any of the applications in the Creative Suite on your work computer, and you should also be able to install it on one additional computer - so you could use it at home as well.

To get the software key, you need to log into your account on the Online Academy website (, click on your Profile and you should then have a software tab, then click Request Windows Key or Request Mac Key to get your license key.

If you don’t see a “Software Tab” (so far all of us here in the library have not had that tab when we first checked), you will need to contact the Online Academy ( to ask them to add that tab to your profile.  It should only take them a day or two.