Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Hello Reference Team,

When I tried to turn the tv on in the back by the windows and the exit door it would  not come on. I have sent a work request to Chris.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Economics Class Assignment

Hi All,

If a student comes in from an economics class with a list of 20 books to read, can you please get a copy of that list to Margie?

The library does not own many of the books on the list so she's interested in suggesting these as purchases since she is the liaison for that area.



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Directories in Reference Collection

Hi Reference Team!

Jennifer gave me a list of directories located in Reference to review and possibly weed so I have about 30 items pulled from the Reference Collection.

If someone is seeking an item not on the shelf, please stop by my office to see if it's on the cart.

If I'm not in my office, send me an email, text, or SLACK message.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

LearningExpress Library

Hi Reference Team!

If students come to the desk looking for a database which allows them to take practice GRE tests and provides resources for test preparation, point them to LearningExpress Library. 

Please let me know if you have any questions!



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Legal Size Prints

Hi Reference Folks,

There seems to be a couple of assignments that several people have tried to print in the last couple of days that want to be printed on legal-size paper. Specifically, some definitions that are copied from BlackBoard and a TEKs document.

This causes the printers to want to print out of Tray 5, and will keep them from printing anything, unless the job is re-assigned to a different tray. It will also eventually cause the Pharos kiosks to show an "offline" status because they believe the printer is jammed.

In order to get the printer working again, you have to force the printer to print the job out of tray 4. This won't make that job print correctly, but it will allow others to use the printer. The legal-size job will probably print over extra pages and look like it's trying to print in landscape.

The only way to get the legal-size job to print correctly is to go in and actually modify the document before it is printed and change it to a letter size. Hope these tips help! If there are any questions or further problems arise, please don't hesitate to call or email me or Chris.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Math 3303

I was asked to pass some information onto everyone at the Reference Desk.

Dr. Smith's Math 3303 has an assignment.
  •  Find 2 articles (published since January 2012) in Teaching Children Mathematics or Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School. Both periodicals are indexed in Education Source. 
  • The attached tip sheet is for Education Research Complete, but steps are the same (except date limits). 
  • Students can use the database to search for articles of interest so they don't have to browse through multiple issues to find relevant articles.  
  • Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School is the new name for Teaching Mathematics in Middle School.
There is a copy of the tip sheet below at the Reference Desk and you can find all of this information, if you have access, on the Library Staff Wiki.