February 2011 Archives

Hello all,

Just a quick reminder that you CAN check out books from the small display case in front of the Circulation Desk. The key to get into the case is in the key box and is very nicely labeled, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find. Please remember to rearrange the case (if necessary) and lock it back up after you're done in there!

Have any questions? Feel free to ask, as always. :)

Thanks a bunch,


Procrastination Central*

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As your supervisor and a college graduate, I do not condone excessive procrastination at the Circulation Desk. However, as a former college student myself, I totally understand the need to put away your studies and enjoy some mindless fun once in a while. :) Here is my latest find! (Also, I am very aware that you probably have seen this already -- I just thought I'd share anyways.)

Here's what Google Chrome has to say about my new favorite game, Entanglement:

To win this web game, you must create the longest line possible. The more segments your line has, the higher the score you can achieve.

Use the arrow keys or the mouse scroll-wheel to rotate your tile. Click with the mouse or press the spacebar to place your tile and watch your line grow.

Avoid walls and other players' lines, or your game will end. Once all players have placed as many tiles as they are able, the player with the most points wins!

If this sounds interesting to you, here's the link:


My highest score is 202 and longest path is 74; what about yours? If you find something that could keep you occupied for hours on end, go ahead and post about it!

Please remember that if you choose to play this game, or others, at the Circulation Desk, your priority is still serving library patrons! Ensure that you do not get too entangled (har har) with any task at the desk -- whether it is homework, a news website, or game -- that your dedication to customer service suffers. Thank you!

And now, for (Evening and) Weekend Update!



While I'm clearly no Amy Poehler (let alone Seth Meyers!), I would love to start an category. Here's what this thread will entail:

  • Handy information for those of you who work evenings and weekends -- Opening and Closing information, FAQs, all that good stuff -- in short, things you'll use every time you are in the library without a full-time staff person.
  • Any evening/weekend specific information -- classes being held at the library, specific reserve materials that are getting checked out a bunch, construction, and so on.

Here's what I would like you, as an Evening/Weekend library student worker, to do:

If you are in the library without a full-time staff person present -- so closing on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- please WRITE A POST and report in on how things went! I'd love to hear about your experiences closing the library, and if there are any recurring issues (like patrons consistently leaving late, or an alien invasion every Sunday night), we'll work together to try and fix them. However, if things always go smoothly, I'd like to hear about that too.

So if you ever work an Evening/Weekend shift without one of the full-time staff present, go ahead and leave us a little letter. We'll be looking forward to your posts!


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