Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Submission of proof of vaccination (new freshman students) - tech issues

Just wanted to let everyone know that if any students have trouble uploading their doctor's letter they should switch to Internet Explorer and try re-uploading the document. More info:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CII entrance

Just learned that CII's front entrance is marked off with caution tape. If students need to use CII they will need to come through the library.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Digital Sign by Library Training Center

Hi Reference Team!

The digital sign by the Library Training Center has been turned off indefinitely as of today.

The screen was blank this morning, and Chris came out to look at it but he believes that it may be going out. He wanted us to leave it off for a few days to see if the TV would come back around and start working again.

I hope that makes sense! I wanted to let everyone know so that we weren't bombarding him with work requests or trying to turn on the sign.

Please let me know if you have any questions!



Monday, May 15, 2017

Guest Passes

Hi Reference Team!

We are now giving out guest passes at any time during the day since we are slower in the summer.

Guest users must present a photo I.D. to obtain a guest pass.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Guest Passes During Finals

Hi Reference Team,  

I wanted to send a reminder to everyone working the desk that we will stop giving out guest passes on Wednesday, May 3rd and will not issue them again until Monday, May 15th.

There is a sign with these dates posted at the Reference Desk.

Please let me know if you have any questions!



Monday, April 24, 2017

Movie Maker Tips

There is apparently an assignment going around that requires students to use Movie Maker. This software is on all our patron machines, and below are some tips on using Movie Maker that should get them started. I'm always happy to help patrons with Movie Maker, if these tips aren't enough to solve their problem. If they need more assistance, and I'm unavailable, they really need to ask their professor for further assistance.

Here are some tips for assisting patrons with Movie Maker:

1) Movie Maker is not an appropriate software for viewing video clips. Windows Media Player or VLC media player are better choices.
2) To add clips or photos to a Movie Maker project, you use the "Add videos and photos" button on the ribbon.
3) Images must be in a photo format, such as .jpg or .png. You cannot put images directly from a word document or PDF into Movie Maker. They need to be saved individually as pictures first.
4) All clips and videos the patron wants to use in the project should be saved into their T: drive or onto a flash drive, as patrons are unable access the C: drive.
5) When the patron is done, to get their movie into a format that is usable by YouTube or other streaming video sites, they need to go to File - Save Movie and select the format they want to use. I've found that the YouTube settings are usually good for general use.

These tips can also be found on the staff wiki at:

- Margie

Friday, March 24, 2017

GOVT 2305 Assignment (Dr. Thompson's Course)

Hi Reference Team,

The following is information about an assignment for Dr. Thompson's Federal Government Course:

Please let Cathy or me know if you have any questions.