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Welcome back from Spring Break everyone. While your tans begin to fade again, and you trade in the flip-flops for wool socks, the season of hourly gate counts comes upon us once again.

Please take the gate counts at the top of every hour starting this Sunday, March 29th!
Thanks, Tim

When you open the desk, remember to open both Cybrarian programs (one for unlocking accounts, the other for creating accounts.) And, when you launch the program for creating accounts, remember to choose "Open", and then select Z:/PATRNMGR.DBA. If all is working perfectly, the file will already be selected for you when you click "Open".

The reason why this is so important is that if you forget the "Open" step, the next time you try to create a new patron account, you'll only be saving that new account on your local machine. The new account won't work on any of our workstations.

In general, if you would like to learn more about Cybrarian and guest accounts, there's a binder at both desks that's really helpful and thorough. And of course, ask lots of questions!

Walter now has a card reader on the Mall entrance side of the building located near the middle set of doors.


The microform scanner in 206 is not working. For the time being, please direct patrons to Wilson Library where they can find more machines. There is no ETA on repair yet. Thanks!

Recently the libraries homepage was updated. You can now access Course Reserves on the bottom middle of the page. with rsv.jpg

Please take the hourly gate counts starting this Sunday, January 25th. And Happy Spring Semester!

Gracias, danke, merci, grazi, takk, thank you.


It's here. Manual stapling is a thing of the past now that we have an automatic stapler at the 2nd floor desk! It holds 5000 staples, and it purports to staple up to 80 sheets thick. So far, that's untested. The red guide on the side is not for sheet thickness but rather the placement of the staple relative the edge.
I've sent an order for a replacement cartridge. I'll keep the classic staplers out as well so that we have a backup in case of mechanical failure. I think for now, I should be the contact for cartridge replacement and/or problems. Please please please! Do not staple your fingers! :)

If you're working at the 2nd floor desk and you find that the printer is saying that it's jamming A LOT, but you're not finding paper jammed in the machine, check the green guides in all the trays, especially Tray 1. The green guides hold the paper snugly and should be lined up with the mark for "8 1/2". If it's off the mark, the printer will be unable to pick up a page with its rollers.

If you are re-filling paper, that would be an excellent time to make sure that these guides are aligned correctly.

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We wish you a merry gate counts
We wish you a merry gate counts
We wish you a merry gate counts
And a happy finals week!

Congratulations on making it through the semester, and please remember that hourly gate counts start this Sunday and run through Saturday.

This is a repost from last year because I am lazy! Muahahahahahaha!

"Now that you've all done your monster-mashing and graveyard smashing, its time for everybody's REAL favorite time of year. Hourly Gate Counts Season!

Running from Sunday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 6th, the 2014 Gate Count Season is almost upon us. So while you're sipping your gate count flavored coffees and playing games like bobbing for gate counts, please don't forget to record the gate counts every hour.

Because before you know it, Gate Count Season will be over! :'-( And you don't want to miss out on the action!"

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