DVD and VHS that are on RESERVE in Walter Library DO NOT CIRCULATE OVERNIGHT.
These items can be in high demand when an assignment is given. To ensure that all students in need have the greatest access to them we must strictly adhere to the 3 hour check out period, with NO OVERNIGHT LOAN.
If no other student is asking to use a film and the current user would like to check it out for another 3 hour period that is OK.
Please refer any questions or concerns about this policy to Priscilla.
FYI, we do change due dates up to two weeks for instructors who are showing the video in class. In Alma, after you check a video out to a patron, there is a "Change Due Date" button. If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask a supervisor, me, or Jenny Veile. Thanks!
Listen to a story all about how
My life got flipped turned upside down
Now I'd like to take a minute just sit on down
And I'll tell you how I became the Prince of a Hourly Gate Counts.
Southeast Minneapolis, born and raised,
In the library is where I spent most of my days.
Chillin' out, reading, shelving all cool,
Helping check out books inside of the school.
When a couple of guys, who never were here
Started showing up upstairs and everywhere
I counted two gates a day and my supervisor got scared
He said you're taking the Gate Counts every hour, and that's fair.
To be continued...
While the public printer is out of order, you can refer students to the student computer lab in 103 Walter. Their Winter Break hours are 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. They are closed this weekend. This lab is only available to students. The best workaround for visitors would be to refer them to another library (Math, Architecture, Journalism) or Coffman Printing Services (basement level).
Last Day to Use Aleph: Friday, Dec. 20
First Day to Use Alma: Monday, Dec. 30
Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Dec. 29 - Use Offline Circulation
Checking-out books: Use OFFLINE Circulation (backup system) for checking-out books. This can only be done on the middle basement desk computer (ULWAL-B03-BM). Click on the Offline Circ icon on the desktop.
Checking-in books: Do not check-in books! Place ALL returns onto book trucks and put a label on the truck "RETURNS". These will be held until Dec. 30 when we go live with Alma.
No transactions can occur anywhere else: While working the 2nd floor desk, refer patrons to the basement desk to check-out books. Hold returns at the 2nd floor desk. These should be brought to the basement desk and held with the other returns.
ILL's: No changes to processing Interlibrary Loan's. These will still be processed in ILLiad.
Dec. 30: Full-time staff will upload the Offline circ file and then the returns can be checked-in using Alma (backdate returns to Dec. 20).
Please ask if there are questions. Thanks for all of your help during this transition.
Are you ready for wall-to-wall action? Can you handle the excitement dripping from every raw, action-packed moment? Are you ready for your eyelids to melt like Raiders of the Lost Ark?
Then you have to check out this week's HOURLY GATE COUNTS. It's the most extreme new... thing. Starting this Sunday check out the outrageous gate counts every hour, from 12/15-12/21! You won't believe your eyes! Extreme!
Just a reminder that from now (12/4) until 6pm Thursday December 19th, the study space on the 2nd floor will be open to patrons for 24 hours a day, around the clock. From 12midnight-8am we will be offering no services beyond a place to study. The 2nd floor desk will be staffed by security monitors only. Upon closing, wait at the 2nd desk to be replaced by the overnight monitor. You then have permission to leave
Also please be aware that the only space open is the 2nd floor Great Hall and 208 (the old periodicals room). SMART (204) and Reference (206) will close at midnight and re-open at 8am as usual. The stacks (B,S,F) will close at their usual times as well.
Thanks for remaining informed, and happy finals!
There is a change to the check-out procedure for Reserve materials. All Reserve items will have to have the due date and time manually entered at check-out.
Aleph may say the item does not circulate or block you from check out. Override and manually enter the correct due date and time.
Overnight loans (mainly books) are due the next day and one hour after opening.
DVDs and items marked No Overnight should still circulate for the usual 2 or 3 hour loan period.
Please let Priscilla know if any problems or issues arise with circulating Reserve materials.
Hi! This is Charlie Heinz, one of the library assistants in Physical Sciences and Engineering. I just wanted to let you know that we rolled out (literally) new monitors that can be used to extend the screen of laptops and tablets. This can be useful for group work as well as individual study. Three of them are in the Great Hall, and one of them is located where the Peer Research Consultants sit. The monitors have cables for VGA, DVI, and HDMI hookup. Very soon, we'll have a connector kit available that you can loan to students at the 2nd floor desk. They will be in the same place as the headphones. These kits will have adapters for Macbooks and iPads.
You're bound to get questions at night or when few full-time staff are around. If you have any questions about these monitors, you will find a link posted on the monitor itself that goes to: http://z.umn.edu/waltermonitors
Also, if you see anyone using one, I'd love to hear what you observed. Were they working alone or in a group? What do you think they were working on? Don't be too nosy in your snooping though! :)