January 2010


Please read…

http://alalearning.org/2009/12/14/a-collaborative-learning-experiment-top-ten-customer-service-skills-for-library-staff/

There is an assignment for at least on Social Work class that requires students to locate a journal called “Small Group Behavior,” but the actual title is “Small Group Research.” You can find the title listed in Pegasus and in the Electronic Journals list.

Hello everyone, and a happy Spring semester to one and all.

I just learned from Adam that patrons may now check out head phones from the IT help desk at the second level of the IC. In fact, we ought to refer patrons to the IT staff person on durty so s/he may check out the materials (in a similar manner as s/he would laptops). Only if the patron needs to take the head phones out of the building or needs them for over a period of three hours should we refer her to the Digital Media Lab.

I look forward to seeing you soon, ladies and gentlemen, and wish you a pleasant day ahead.
Best,
Tripthi

Hi — Calvin was here to look at the printer. He needs to replace the pick-up rollers and will be back this week, hopefully tomorrow. In the meantime, the printer should work.

The Writing Center is closed right now, and it will open with it’s regular semester hours on Monday, February 1st.

The Writing Center’s website has hours and information about scheduling appointments: http://www.luc.edu/writing/index.shtml

Guest access in the IC and Cudahy has been expanded to include Saturdays. Guests are now allowed to visit between 8-5, Monday through Saturday. This new policy
does not affect reciprocal borrowers or guests of Loyola patrons.

Please let Brenda or Niamh know if you are not quite comfortable looking up information on Blackboard concerning IC activities.

FYI. The IT staff at the reference desk on the second floor will now check out headphones to patrons, but they must be returned and not leave the library. As before, if patrons would like to check out headphones and leave the library with them, they must check them out from the Digital Media Lab.

The problematic sixth edtion of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (refresh your memory here) has been reprinted.  Currently, we have four copies of the reprint.  All copies of the old printing are off our shelves.  The reprint is in the floor collections on each floor of the IC and it is in the Cudahy Library Reference Collection.

We have also added copies of the seventh edition of The Bedford Handbookto the same locations.  This is the style manual that students in College Writing Seminar (UCWR) use.  Our thanks to Tripthi for suggesting that we add it to our IC collections and to the Cudahy Library Reference Collection.

A Dominican University student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Tom McMahon, will be spending ten hours per week with us beginning next week and continuing through the second week in April.  Tom will complete his MLIS degree in May.
 
Tom is a member of the Circulation Department staff at Northwestern University Library.  His undergraduate degree is in classics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 
 
Tom will be working with us between 4:00 and 8:00 on Sunday evenings.  During those hours, he will sit in the usual undergraduate student employee chair at the second floor desk in the IC.  Sunday evenings will be Tom’s most consistent opportunity to observe and assist with reference services.  Tom will also be in Cudahy Library and the Information Commons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:00 and noon.  During these hours, he will participate in instruction and work on a variety of projects.
Please greet Tom when you have the chance and coach him as he gets underway.  Thanks for helping make him feel welcome!

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