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March 5, 2010

New Classroom Passwords for Pit

Hi all -

Just an FYI - I've updated the classroom passwords for the Pit. You'll find them in the same pencil drawer at Reference, but they're in a manila half-envelope now. I have also placed a copy of all of the passwords in the maroon three-ring binder at the desk.


March 3, 2010

Scientific American & Nature Publishing Group

As you may have heard, Nature Publishing Group has acquired Scientific American.

The CIC has decided against licensing this product due to the huge price increase NPG levied upon the takeover.

For more on the issues, see the article in Library Journal "More Dismay About Scientific American: CIC Libraries Reject New Site License":


***There have been a few questions concerning the most recent March 2010 online issue of Scientific American on EBSCOhost. Ebsco has been informed of the missing full text and will notify us when there has been any changes or resolution to the issue. The current license with Ebsco Publishing expires May 2010.

March 1, 2010

Reference Services Survey

Hello all,

As one of our goals this year, Del and I have been asked to conduct a Reference Services survey. We've created a short paper survey that we'll be handling out at the desk for the week of Monday, March 1 - Sunday, March 7. Since we'll only be surveying users in the library, we need your help to distribute surveys to every patron that comes to the desk.

Please let Del or I know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks for your help!