Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Main floor Copy Center stapler

Just an FYI:

A user reported that it was jammed, so I checked it out. I couldn't get it unjammed, so I removed it and put it on Kay's chair. Unfortunately, she's out until the 26th and I wasn't able to find any replacement staplers in the supply closet.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Newer Collaboration Tables

Hi Reference Team,

Chris stopped by this morning and asked me to pass on this information regarding the newer collaboration tables:

If a student has used a laptop/device on the table and the regular computer interface does not show up after their use, you will need to press a small button which is located down where the connectors/USB ports are located (see image below for example).

Once you press this button, you should see the computer interface (black, control
+ alt + delete) on the screen.

Please let me or Chris know if you have any questions!



Remember to log paper and toner, please

Happy Monday Morning Everyone!

I just wanted to send out a quick reminder to everyone about logging reams of paper and toner cartridges. When you fill the printer or change out toner, there are log sheets that need to be filled out. Ream Usage log sheets are in plastic sheet protectors under the cabinet with the reams of paper and Toner Tracking sheets are at each reference desk (upper, main, and lower) in plastic sheet protectors.

Logging both reams of paper and toner cartridges is just another way to keep track of supplies beyond logging things out of the supply closet. This also allows me to compare usage of paper and toner from previous years and report that to Christy.

If you have any questions about either of the logging sheets, please feel free to ask. You can also look through the reference blog to find previous posts on how to log both paper and toner. I truly appreciate everyone's help in keeping track of the paper and toner.

Thank you,


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Extra Credit Assignment

Hi all,

There is an extra credit assinment due today by 5 floating around. It requires the student to find a book, an encyclopedia entry, newspaper, etc.

I am leaving the encyclopedia with the entry on reverse descrimination on the reference desk because it seems to be hardest peice to find. There is also a copy of the assignment on the desk as well.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Agriculture Assignment

Hi Reference Team!

Cathy passed on some information concerning an assignment for Dr. Ford's class:

He is asking the students to find three textbooks (not just the textbooks on the Lower Level) concerning agriculture. This can be any topic as long as it ties into agriculture. For example, swine.

Here are some search terms to try in the catalog:

agriculture AND textbook$

swine AND textbook$

Introduction to agriculture (or their topic).

 If they only want K-12 textbooks, you can limit the type to "Pre-K-12 Textbook" or location to the "Curriculum Collection".

You might also suggest the general call number section for agriculture located upstairs (the S1-S972 section). The students may have better luck browsing the shelves to find textbooks.

I hope these tips help with assisting the students.

Please feel free to comment with any other ideas you may have.

Also, please let me know if you need any help!