Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Some e-journals unavailable this weekend

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable for a period of two hours this weekend due to scheduled database maintenance. This will take place on Saturday, June 21 from approximately 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  This down-time should only limit access to e-journals available from Taylor & Francis Online.  Access should be restored to all e-journals after that time.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer at the Library

You'd think the library would be quieter in the summer and it is.  We have graduate students on campus and they come in after class each day at around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. and work until we close at 6:00, but otherwise we see very few students.  The group study rooms stand empty, there are fewer books to shelve, and less garbage in our trash cans.  Ah, summer!

But we have lots going on!  We are working with our friends in University & Marketing Communications to update our web pages.  This is new blogging software that I am trying out.  Whoo-hoo!  I am also working on compiling a list of material to support our first-year students reading They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky. 
I hope to start the book myself this weekend.

We are also planning to work closely with some sections of University Seminar next fall, and we are in the planning stages for that pilot program.

We've been tying up loose ends as the fiscal year concludes, which also coincides with Margaret Stangohr's last day.  Margaret will be retiring after 18 years at BVU on June 30.  We've hired someone to assume the position on August 1, so I am hopeful that I can get through July relatively unscathed.

Enjoy your summer, and read something just for fun.