October 2010

I just sent an e-mail message to Ross indicating that the display on the north photocopier indicates that it needs toner.  For now, its copies are acceptable.  I will try to post a comment if/when I receive a reply from Ross.

There has been a glitch in sending lost and found materials to campus safety. Today Leslie moved all of the items to her office, so if someone comes to look for something that has been lost recently that would not have gone to IT or the IC Supervisors Office, please check with Leslie. Thanks, Jeannette

FYI — from Jimmy in Access Services.

Just wanted to let you know that the microfilm on Stack Decks C, D, and E are in the process of being shifted. This could take up to a week to complete, but when it is done the film will be in call number order beginning with the top (Stack Deck E) on down to the bottom (Stack Deck C) and the Early American Newspaper collection will be housed at the end of the collection. During this time the microfilm may be confusing to find if you are assisting patrons, particularly the drawers being mislabeled, but the collection is all there and largely will remain in call number order during this transition. Let me know if you have any questions.

Hi — I made two changes to the links list that you see to the right.
1. I added campus maps (removed summer construction maps)

2. Added a link for the Library Instruction Classroom (Room 120) use policy and reservation form.

Hi — I noticed that the usual selection of “quick responses” in the AJCU service were missing when I answered a question today. Spoke with Tracy via IM and she had the same problem. She will report the issue to Susan as soon as Susan is available.


FYI. ITS is piloting a new way of managing the public computers. They have removed the CPUs and each of the public computers will run from a central server. There should not be any noticeable changes in functionality once logged in. A positive change is that the login will no longer require uses to set a context.  At least temporarily, the alumni and guest login passwords do not work on this system.  These users will need to use computers in another location until issue resolved.

UPDATE:  alumni logins work now; guest and conference logins will probably be working on Monday.  Ask IT for up-to-date info if needed.


If you would like to attend this event as a member of the reference department, please RSVP to me. (Librarians — you should have received a calendar appointment so there is no need for an additional RSVP.)

Faculty Forum: Sabin Collection of Americana

Last year, in cooperation with the President’s Office and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Libraries added one of the largest collections of content, books, serials, and works on the Americas, The Joseph Sabin Bibliotheca, or, the Sabin Collection of Americana, Online: 1500-1926 to its online collections. This massive project of over 40,000 titles (and growing) contains, by far, the world’s largest collection of titles on The Americas- pole-to-pole, and coast-to-coast. Unprecedented access to some of the hardest to find, rarest, and most widely sought volumes is now as easy as a search window… and is now available to all Loyola faculty, students, and researchers.
The University Libraries and Gale are pleased to offer you an opportunity to ‘meet Sabin’, gather with your colleagues, and learn all that it can do for you. The project designer and manager of Sabin, Scott Dawson, will be joining you and your librarians for a fantastic faculty forum on October 19th at 3:30 on Level 4 of the Information Commons. This catered meet-greet-and-learn will give you and your colleagues an opportunity to explore, ask questions, give feedback, and share ideas with each other. Though a faculty only event, you are welcome to extend this invitation to individual students and staff who would benefit from knowing more about the Sabin collection.

Please RSVP to Jeannette Pierce at jpierc2@luc.edu or 773-508-2637. We look forward to seeing you there.

Hello everyone,

Please be advised that when patrons come to the desk and ask for any supervisor or manager, please do not automatically send them to our offices or point us out in the building. Politely ask the patron for their name and to wait while you contact the supervisor/manager. Then, contact the supervisor/manager via IM or phone, and let him/her know that there is someone here to see them. If the supervisor/manager is unavailable or busy, let the patron know that the person they wish to see is unavailable, and ask to take a message.

Thank you for your cooperation.


The schedule that is posted for librarians is correct. The desk will be covered as usual for Monday & Tuesday (10/ 11 & 12).
Thank you.

Wiley Interscience is down unexpectedly due to problems on their end.  I am not sure when it will be resolved so you may get questions at the Reference Desk regarding the lack of access to their journals.  Please let patrons know the problem is being worked on and I would expect it to be up and running by day’s end at the very latest.  I will let you know if it will be a longer term problem.


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