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Circulation Desk Copy Card Reader

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Hi all,

As many of you have noticed we have moved the circulation desk copy card reader to the print pay station. Our print pay station copy card reader and our backup copy card reader are both malfunctioning and had to be sent to Missouri for repairs. Shipping, service, etc. was all expedited so we will hopefully have these back early next week.

What this means for the circulation desk is the following:

1) We cannot check or alter the value of cards at the desk for students needing reimbursement from the Mac Lab or claiming insufficient values when they added money. Unfortunately, you will have to alter the value of cards at the print pay station reader OR one of the four copy machine readers. Please make sure you put the command cards back in their normal home behind the desk when you are finished.
2) Since we cannot check values, please be sure to inform staff that are using our faculty cards to keep count of how much they are using. Record the value in the book as per usual. If we are running dangerously low on these faculty cards, run to one of the other readers and encode them.

In addition! Concerning the faculty copy cards, please note: there is no longer a difference in value between copying/printing and BW/color. All cards that you give out have a default value of $35. There is no longer a $10 encoder card or $10 faculty copy cards.

If you have any questions, just ask!

-Anders

Art @ AAU Library Reception This Friday

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hi all,

We are holding a small opening reception for the Art @ AAU Library Fall 2013 exhibition this Friday, 9/20 from 5:00-6:00 PM. There will be light refreshments, and I have placed signs at the Circulation Desk as well as handouts. Signs and handouts will be placed around the building in the next day or so (thank you, Lorelei!).

Some FAQs:

    1. These are the four artists this semester, and the type/location of their artwork:

    Spencer Chopp (sculptures, by the couches on Reference side)
    Sarah Ortiz (illustrations, by the faculty copier)
    Quynh Phan (illustrations, between the windows in Quiet Study)
    Lisa Taylor (paintings, also by the couches on Reference side)

    2. The reception is for AAU-affiliated folks only. No outside guests, no exceptions.

    3. A call for artists for Spring semester is coming soon, but if anyone expresses interest please refer them to this page of the Art @ AAU Library blog: http://elmo.academyart.edu/libartblog/?page_id=61

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you,

    Abby

ebrary download options

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Hi all,

We’re getting a lot of ebrary questions right now since it’s the beginning of the semester! A few points to remind students about:

  1. They must create their own ebrary login in order to download, create a bookshelf, highlight, etc. They do this using the “Sign In” link on the upper right side of the ebrary website. This isn’t something we administrate - they have to do it for themselves.
  2. They can download parts of each book as a PDF. Usually it’s 30 or 60 pages at a time depending on publisher limitations. These PDFs do not expire!
  3. They can usually download the entire book in Adobe Digital Editions format. These expire in 7 or 14 days, again depending on publisher limitations. (If a ebook says that it can be downloaded, but then brings up a different message saying that it can’t be, let me know and I’ll let ebrary know that the information is incorrect. Unfortunately this seems to happen fairly frequently.)

Questions? Let me know!

Heather