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Archive for April, 2013

Copy Card Dispenser Update

Thursday, April 25th, 2013


Unfortunately, the card reader in the copy card dispenser needs to be sent out for repair so that machine is going to be out of commission for awhile. Management discussed moving the one in the Maclab up here as ours gets more use, but because the Maclab is open longer hours than we are and they do not handle cash students using the Maclab when we are closed would not have any options to purchase a copy card. Thus, we feel it is best to continue to refer students to the Maclab machine while ours is being repaired.


Page One

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Hi all,

It’s time once again for the annual Page One writing contest. Students write one page or the equivalent of 5 minutes spoken (written before the day of the event) in one of three categories: Poetry/Spoken Word, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. (No musical performances are allowed.) A panel of judges (consisting of Liberal Arts instructors) will evaluate performances based on the following criteria: originality, language, presentation and clarity of subject. After all the presentations, votes will be tallied, winners announced, and prize money will be given out to the first and second place finishers in each category. Refreshments will be provided.

Page One will take place on Friday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The signup sheet is behind the desk next to the printer.


Art @ AAU Library & Gleaming the Cube

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Hi all,

We are offering two opportunities for students to show their artwork in the Library in the Fall! Please see the following blog post on the Art @ AAU Library blog for the details:

In a nutshell, students can apply to have their artwork in the Library as we have been doing the past two semesters, and then we are also seeking proposals for site-specific artwork to put in the two display cases. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel or Abby.

Thank you,


New Policies!

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The following is a list of new Circulation Desk policies:

1) There is no longer a waiting period of one day for materials that have already been renewed once. If a patron wants to check out the materials (books, movies, flash drives, anything) again, they may do so, so long as there is no hold. This also means that we at the circulation desk should encourage folks to put holds on items- especially DVDs and popular book titles- to ensure that it will be available to the patrons requesting them.

2) The second policy is tricky, but I believe it is the most “fair” of all possibilities in this scenario- a patron brings a book up to the desk and when you scan it as a check-out, Millennium warns you that there is already a hold on the book for a different patron. In this case, go ahead and override the message and check out the book to the person at the desk. There is no great way to navigate this, but since that person is here with the material in their hands, they get to check it out and the hold will remain for the other patron. This only applies to materials that have not been formally processed as hold, i.e. pulled from the shelf, checked-in and are sitting on the hold shelf.

3) The scissor ban has been lifted. Any patrons requesting to use scissors may do so away from the desk, anywhere in the library. They will work exactly the same as the rulers- take their ID and clip it to the Velcro “scissor” sign. There will only be two available, next to the rulers.

If you have any questions/concerns, please let me know!

Introducing Berg Fashion Library!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Hi all,

I want to let everyone know about a very cool new online resource that we just started subscribing to: The Berg Fashion Library! Berg has a lot of full-text books, dictionaries, and a 10-volume fashion encyclopedia, and a lot of images as well. Users can browse by geographic region, time period, material, and more. Start recommending it to patrons as a resource, and have fun playing around with it too! There is a link on the main page, the online resources page, and on the fashion subject guides.

Questions or comments? Send them my way!