Greenawalt Library

March/April 2014 Edition

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Table of Contents

1. Finals Week Library News & Notes

  • Library Hours
  • Study Rooms and Library Computer Lab
  • Printers

2. Summer Tri Book Club Meeting: Half the Sky

March is almost gone and April is almost here, but I think finals may come before spring.

March was a busy month for the library as Anne Mackereth and Krista Jacobson presented "Finding Health Information Online" at the neighboring Penn Lake Library, we had tons of students studying for the Boards and we gave numerous presentations to future students on Discovery Day.

We look forward to all April will bring and good luck to everyone on their finals!

Finals Week News, Notes and Changes (i.e. we address survey questions)

Library Hours

We've had quite a few requests to open the library earlier. While our regular hours aren't changing yet, we will have a trial for Finals Weeks.

Every weekday, the library will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. on M-R and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11th.

Starting Friday, April 18th, we will have our break hours. They are:

Friday April 18th and 25th: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday April 21st-24th: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 28th: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29th: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We will resume regular hours on April 30th, the first day of classes.

Study Rooms and Library Computer Classroom Reservations

2 Hour Study Room Sign Out Policy: Please respect our two hour limits with your initial study room reservation. That way people who need to find a quiet place to study get their chance at a room. If, there is no line after those two hours, you may reserve the room for another two hours.

Computer Classroom: Recently, we've had students request reserving the library computer classroom. We do let students reserve it, although priority will go to faculty & classes. Please reserve this room only if you have a large group.

FYI, if there are any empty computers, other students not in your group will still be able to go in and use them so the computer lab isn't your typical 'quiet' or 'private' study area.

To reserve the computer classroom only (regular study room sign-up is in the binder at the desk) please e-mail


The printer issues frustrate the library and IT equally. Every time you report an issue, we get in touch to see if we can find a solution.

We did meet with a vendor last week and are getting quotes on the possibility of new printers. Hopefully, that will solve some of the issues but it may not solve all of them. For now--here's what you can do for the following issue:

I get gibberish: Ask the person at the front desk to cancel the print job. Let them know how many pages were charged to your account so you can be reimbursed. To get a non-gibberish copy, sometimes you need to save your document to the desktop and print from there. Printing directly from Moodle and/or an online e-mail client can cause wires to get crossed in processing.

The printer is out of paper: If a printer is out of paper or toner, please do not replace or shift paper around. Violent opening and closing of the drawers makes its little bitty parts break off. And overfilling it causes jams. Instead ask at the front desk and someone will refill the printer.

Writing Lab

Now that we're getting closer to the end of the trimester, don't forget to stop in the Writing Lab and have someone look over your papers.

Check out our website here.

Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) Writing Lab

Upcoming Events

Diversity Commission Book Club Discussion - Half the Sky

Tuesday, May 20th, 12pm

2501 West 84th Street

Bloomington, MN

Meet in the library. Bring your lunch; we'll provide dessert. Our second book is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Unfortunately, there will be no book club kit for the book this time. We may have copies in the library closer to the date of the meeting. Stop in and ask.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.