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Archive for October, 2009

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Hi everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday November 1st.  So remember to turn your clock backs one hour Saturday night or Sunday morning!


Correction on Stock Photo Post

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

All of the scanner computers except for the new one have Photoshop CS2 on them. When these computers come up for lease renewal they will probably come loaded with a different version of Photoshop as the replacement one did. But until then, all but the second computer on the right have Photoshop CS2 so this shouldn’t be a problem.Debra

Temporary “Course Reserve” movie

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Liberal arts teacher Masha Rumer has left the movie “Sicko” by Michael Moore with us at the Circulation Desk for one week only. This movie is to be treated like a course reserve item - take the student’s ID card and clip it to the “reserve slip,” and make sure to remind the student that they can only watch the movie IN THE LIBRARY.

Schedule: Masha’s students will be watching the movie in the Theater Room on Thursday, October 29 from 12-2, and then Masha will pick up the movie to show in her class on Thursday evening. She will bring the movie back to us on Friday morning, and another group of her students will watch it in the Theater Room that day from 4-6. From then on out, her students will be watching the movie in the library individually. She will come to retrieve the movie permanently next week.

If you have questions, please let me know!

Stock Photo CD-ROMs (Digital Stock)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

FYI: Our digital stock image collection, housed at the circulation desk, does not work on the majority of Photoshop / scanner computers because they apparently only work with Photoshop CS2 and before. The images are .PCD files, which are proprietary Kodak files. I will update this information in the “Stock Photo CD-ROMs” entry on the Wiki too.


Assouline Collection

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Hi everyone,


Some of you may have heard through the grapevine by now that there is a new collection in our midst – please say hello to the Assouline Collection!


Assouline (which the grapevine also says rhymes with “gasoline”) is two-fold: it is the name of the publisher, which is named after the couple who donated these works via the Fashion Department.  At least that is my understanding if I am interpreting my grapevine correctly.  In any case, please check them out in their new home, in a bookcase just past the scanners and before you reach the National Geographics.


Last but not least, here are three very important things to be aware of:


1. They have their own special color dot.  I would say it is a slightly 80’s Caribbean blue.

2. A new spine guide will be up and running shortly.  For now, please use the interim version.


3. This is a non-circulating collection, a.k.a. Library Use Only. 

If you have any questions, please let me know!


Thank you,


Magazines from Renee’s office moved to Storage

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Hi everyone,

The magazines that used to be housed in Renee’s office and are marked in the catalog as “In Storage. Available upon request.” have been moved to the Basement Storage room. These are primarily old magazines that we have limited runs of that were not heavily used. If someone requests a magazine that is marked as in Storage please let them know that it will be a 24 hour turn around just like the books. As magazines can’t be checked out you cannot request them in Millennium so please email Heather S. about the request so she can pull the magazine when she processes the holds in the morning.

Any questions please ask!


Scotch Tape = Bad!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Hi everyone,


I am sorry to bother you all with this, especially since I know ultimately this was an attempt to be helpful:


Please, under no circumstances, use Scotch tape on any of our materials.  This goes for over the colored dots on the spine labels too, which I found on some of our recently acquired Teacher Education Resources books. 


Aside from being non-archival (read: turn yellow and brittle, and eat away the surface it is adhered to), it is a nightmare to remove.  If you are lucky enough to be able to remove it, a lot of elbow grease is required to then remove the glue left behind.


If you find that any type of label is falling off an item, please just bring it back to the BP Office for a new one.  If you find any that are falling off even after it has been replaced please just let us know that too, and we can provide you with the appropriate archival clear spine labels from Demco to secure them.


Thank you!



Checking in videos

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I just fixed a student’s account where he had a video N/A Billed, but the tape was on the shelf.  Pretty big whoops.  Be careful with those check-ins!  Also please stamp video cards so we can tell when they were checked out; this one wasn’t stamped with his checkout date. -Ian

Banned Students

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

There are 3 banned students who have made their way into our building at one time or another. The Security guard gave me the mug shots to post on our wall of shame. Ian put messages on 2 of the Students in Millennium, warning staff not to lend out materials to them. One of the students has yet to be identified.


Scanning Instructions

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

If we’re ever out of scanning instruction sheets, you can make copies from two sources:

1. There’s a master copy on the document tower next to the staff cubbies.

2. There is a folder on the G Drive called “Scanner Instructionws - Master Copy” with the document in it.
Make double-sided copies so that everything’s on one sheet of paper - our copier code is 1670-0200. Please ask me if you need any help with this. Thanks!