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Archive for March, 2011

Supressed Theses/MFAs Have Moved

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Hello everyone.  I wanted to let you know–even though you may not have ever had to find them–that if you are looking for the suppressed thesis projects, they have moved.

They are now being stored in first set of file cabinets in the back row of the MFA/thesis shelves, instead of the second.  The second “dead end” cabinet did not have enough drawers with hanging folder rails to contain the incoming flow of projects that have been supressed by Graduate Department request.

Don’t worry if you haven’t known about these in the first place, because they are rarely pulled.  The Graduate Department occasionally requests that a certain thesis not be included in the pool of thesis projects available to students.  They might do this because the department feels that the project is not suitable for student reference, that the final project will be used for a business venture, or some other reason.

The catalog records for these projects are suppressed from view, and students or faculty must get permission from Debra in order to look at one.  Because of their status, we only pull one of these if the requester is looking for a specific named project and has the library director’s permission.


Library Blog Fixed - Can now upload Images

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

For anyone who writes on the library blog (, previously the functionality to upload images was broken.  This is now fixed.  So if you have been wanting to add images to your blog posts, you can now do so.  (I’ve also gone back and fixed the old images that had disappeared).

As a reminder, anyone who would like a login for the blog, so that you can post information to the library blog, just let me know and I will set you up.


New Database - EBSCO Communications & Mass Media

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We now have EBSCO’s Communications & Mass Media Database.  There is a link on the Online Articles & Reference page (  This resource will be great for Multimedia Communications, Advertising, and other departments.  Let Holly know if you have any questions.  I will be posting something to the Library Blog about this new resource soon, I will also be adding it to various subject guides.


The microwave is dead, long live the toaster oven!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

For those of us who use the antiquated microwave in the break room outside the women’s, it has finally and truly expired.  I will put a note on it for everyone else, but the timer doesn’t time and the actual microwaves which heat one’s food seem to be absent.  On the plus side, the toaster oven in room 664 works very well.


Theater Room Appointments

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Hi everyone,

Sometimes instructors ask to reserve our theater room for the same time block every week, essentially using it as their classroom. We do not allow this because it makes it more difficult to schedule library tours. Please do not book these kinds of appointments… and if the instructor is being pushy about it, you can direct them to speak with me (Hope).



Increased limit on Book Check out

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Hello all,

I have decided to increase the number of books students can have checked out at one time. The previous limit was 5 books for undergraduates and 7 books for graduates. The new limit is 7 books for undergraduates and 10 books for graduates. I have increased the limit in Millennium so the popup warning about exceeding the limit should correspond with the new limits. If you experience any problems with this please let me know.