July/August 2014 Edition
Table of Contents
What's New in the Library?
- White Board
- Phone Charger
- Database Issues
Thankfully, there are only two weeks left before most students get a nice long break. Unfortunately, those weeks are full of grueling finals. The good news is, the library will be open early for finals again. We will also be open during break for the undergrad students and for those who just miss us. Or would like to study for the boards...either way, we're open. The hours will be reduced during break so make sure you check the schedule.
We're also already thinking of fall so be sure to check out which book we've chosen for book club down below. You can also find more information about working in the library.
Oh by the way, we have a huge new white board and a phone charger at your disposal.
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8: 8:00 a.m. - noon.
Saturday, Aug 2: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Summer Break Hours--starting Aug. 8:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon*
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday, Sep. 1: Closed for Labor Day
*Officially these are the hours but some librarians get here earlier and some of us may stay later. And if we're here, the library should be available to students. So the doors may open earlier if we're here. And if we're here later, we won't kick you out until we're ready to leave.
Look what's new!
You can use it in study rooms but we ask that you return it to the main library floor so others may use it when you're done. (If you leave it in a study room, then people may assume it's in use or they will have to interrupt the person studying to retrieve the board).
Phone Charger Station
No matter how well you plan, phone batteries die. We've always had chargers you can check out at the information desk but now we have a phone charging station as well. Simply find the connection that works with your phone and let your phone charge. (We hear it's fast but we haven't done studies to test it out.)
There are drawbacks--just like with the chargers you can check out, not every connection style is represented. We think the charging stations assume everyone has a phone purchased in the past three years.
And there is a bit of trust of your peers that's involved. We'd "love"* to stand guard over your phones but it's just not feasible. We might need to step away from the service desk to show a student where a book is or stop another student from kicking the printers (they frustrate us too). Plus, we don't know what your phone looks like. You can connect the phone but leave it out of sight at your own discretion.
*Did I just commit a Word Crime?
We believe it has to do with log-in issues and IT and the Library are working diligently to resolve them for you. The Facebook page will be updated when we have a resolution. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? by Studs Terkel
Monday, Sep. 8th, 12-1pm
2501 W 84th St
"We, as a matter of course, only reflect on death, voice hope and fear, when a dear one is near death, or out of it. Why not speak of it while we're in the flower of good health? How can we envision our life, the one we now experience, unless we recognize that it is finite? In listening to these testimonies, this book is about life and its pricelessness, and of a vision, inchoate though it be, of a better one down here as well as, possibly, up there."-Terkel
Come join us in the library for discussion and snacks. While reading the book is helpful, it is not necessary to participate. We welcome all to offer their thoughts on the theme.
Starting Aug. 4th, we have copies available to be checked out in the library (courtesy of Hennepin County Public Library Book Club kits.)
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
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.