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September 14th, 2015

Three on a Match!

A few students have come in asking for the film, and since it’s compiled in a film collection DVD, I thought I’d post more info on it here.

For students looking for the film “Three on a Match,” it’s in our Course Reserves under Forbidden Hollywood collection. Volume two [DVD].

When you search for it in the catalog, it’ll show up under the Forbidden Hollywood Volume Two DVD record. It is shelved on the most top shelf of the movie course reserves.


Dvd region map on Mac computers

June 19th, 2015

Hi guys,

If a student is trying to watch a dvd on the mac computers using the card reader, and the dvd region map pops up, there is a way around it!
Since we don’t have computer administrator rights to change the dvd region, you can use the VLC media player to watch the dvds.

a) Leave the dvd region map window open and open the VLC media player. (Closing the dvd region map ejects the dvd from the reader.)
b)Drag movie into VLC media player and it should automatically play.

If you have any questions, you can ask Anders or Ellen.


FSH 120 Online Course DVD

March 23rd, 2015

Hi all,

Students have been asking to see a DVD that has course material for this class: FSH 120 Color Concepts for Fashion. They are reffering to the corresponding online course DVD, which is in the circ desk cabinets. It seems as if students are treating this more as a reserve. Please make sure that they are enrolled in the class before checking out the DVD.

Any questions, please ask!

Copy Card Reader Update — Color Copier Down

February 18th, 2015

Hi all,

We are down a couple copy card readers at the moment. One (our extra) has already been sent out for repairs. The other, which was the one set up at the print release station, has been disconnected and is awaiting fate. Being that it is absolutley necessary for us to have a reader for the printers, I have disconnected the reader from the RIGHT color copier. I believe this to be the option with the lowest impact. Of course, that means we are down a color copier. I will let you know ASAP what the timeframe is for having that machine back up.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Industry and Career Development

February 16th, 2015

Hi all. We’ve recently had students come in seeking help with resumes and job prospects from career advisors. I believe these inquiries are related to the fact that several of the “Industry and Career Development” offices were located in the library a couple years ago. Now, of course, they are not! Please pass on the following contact information should students ask about this in the future:


Reference: Attics & Dollhouses, and Countries Project

February 13th, 2015

Thanks to Sean for doing the leg work on making these book lists for the “Attics & dollhouses” and “Countries” projects. Feel free to take a look at them and use them when students are asking for help on these projects.

These lists include circulation and reference books that are in our collection. For images, check out the Picture Files and categories under “Countries,” “Costume,” “U.S,” “Western,” “Art,” “People,” “Dance,” etc.

The book lists are saved in G:\Reference\Reference Help

Attics & Dollhouses Books.xls
Countries Project- Architecture Books.doc
Countries Project- Art & Culture Books.doc
Countries Project- Fashion Books.doc



FAQs for the beginning of Spring 2015

February 2nd, 2015

Hi guys,

You may have been asked these questions already…Here’s a recent compilation!


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a) Students Downloading AAU Fonts for Personal Use:

On any of the computers around the circ desk, click the Mac System icon in the top right hand corner of the desktop.

You’ll see the AAU Fonts folder, where students can download fonts for personal use through a USB or external hard drive.

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b) Reference Question: “Countries” project or topics that only bring up a few books in our system, try National Geographic magazine

If the catalog doesn’t show many books on a topic or Picture Files are not proving so helpful, you can always try the National Geographic Index.

The indexes are found at the end of the National Geographic Back Issues section. There are 2 indexes (1888-1988 & 1989-2003) where you can search by topic and find which issues and page numbers the article on the topic are on.

You can find the issues in the bound annuals (1917-2014) located in the Periodicals or individual National Geographic issues (1923-2003) can be found in the Quiet Study Area (these can be checked out).

Example topic: “Geishas” didn’t bring up too many books, but there was at least one past National Geographic article with images that came under the search term “Geisha” and “Japan”

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c)Reference Question: How do I find out the history of the retail store Old Navy?

For history, look at the company website.
Their annual report is available here (

End of Fall & Winter Intersession

December 12th, 2014

Hi all,

First off, thanks for all your hard work this fall semester. Three cheers for the lot of ya! Couple clarifications for the upcoming weeks: all materials are due back by the last day - Saturday, December 20th. This is absolute for students. If instructors ask, you may allow them to check out over break, but you must first adjust the expiration date in their patron record to the last day of Winter Intersession which is Friday, January 23rd.

As for Winter Intersession, these are the facts:
-Intersession lasts for 3 weeks - January 5th through January 23rd
-Library hours are Monday through Friday 10am-5pm
-Only students enrolled in intersession classes may check out materials, but all students are welcome to use the library
-All instructors may check out items during intersession

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks again,


Copy Card Value Limit is Now $25

October 14th, 2014

I have changed the maximum value of cards at the cash card loaders to $25. This will make discrepancies between the amount claimed added and the amount showing on cards more manageable. Signs have been added to the machines.

Just to further explain this- the machine will not allow anyone to add past that $25 cap. So if the value is already $20, it will only let folks add an additional $5. If the amount is already over $25, it will deny them additional value. Any denial will not affect the value of their card.

Note: We at the desk can still add value beyond $25. This change only affects the black card loader machines. All card readers (like the one behind the desk and those that communicate with printers/copiers) are unaffected by this change.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this. Also, if you notice anything funny regarding cards or the cash card loader, let Ellen or I know as soon as possible.



Graphic Design MFAs with autobiography

September 30th, 2014

Hi guys,

Students have been requesting Graphic Design MFAs with autobiographies. To make it easier, here is a list of Graphic Design MFAs in our Special Collections that contain autobiographies. Note, these are MFAs with printed booklets that had autobiographies. I didn’t check any of the MFAs that only had cds.

-Chang, Wei Lin
-Dove, Kamilah
-Franco, Marlene
-Lee, Harim
-Lorber, Penny
-McGuigan, Brennan
-Wang, Shih-Wen

Henning, Annemarie