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Open Access Week

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Bookmark(jpg).jpgOpen Access Week is an annual international celebration and awareness event. This year, for Open Access Week, the Libraries are working to spread awareness and information about Open Access (free online access to published scholarly research).

There are Open Access bookmarks at the Basement and 2nd Floor desks. While you are working the desks please place a bookmark in checked-out materials to help spread the word about Open Access.

More information can be found HERE

Thank you!

Newly Expanded Hold Shelf Goes to 11.

Your cries have been heard! Your requests have been answered! May I present to you, the new and improved HOLD SHELF! Now with ONE WHOLE NEW SHELF! We now have the supply to meet your demand. It will BLOW YOU AWAY how much extra space we have. Notice the newly designated letters for each hold shelf! Notice the orange slips pointing you to the new layout! So pay attention! Next time you place an item on the hold shelf, make sure you check the top of the shelf for the BRAND NEW LAYOUT! Still starts with A and ends with Z, but the front is now A-M and the back is N-Z!

Amazing new possibilities await! CHECK IT OUT NOW!

Hey guys,

I'm taking a trip to Seattle for personal reasons next week and need to trade off my shifts. I have slots available for:

Tuesday 7:45 - 10
Wednesday 6-Midnight
Friday 7:45 - 2
Saturday 4-9

I'm willing to trade or drop the shifts, whichever you prefer. If there are any shifts you can cover, please let me know as every hour counts. Shifts are available on the tradeboard or you can email me at


Saturday Shift

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Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to have someone take my shift on Saturday, Oct. 20th. My family is coming into town and are looking to spend the weekend with me. The shift is from 4pm-9pm and has split time between the two desks and is usually quiet. I've put the shift on the tradeboard and if anyone could fill in, that'd be great. I might be able to work out a trade also to get around my tight schedule this semester.

Thank you,
Michael Gesch

Saturday Shift

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Hey guys,
I am looking for somebody to take my shift this Saturday October 6th. I am going to Duluth this weekend to visit family and it is somewhat difficult to get a Saturday shift filled. The shift is from 9:45am until 4 pm. If you can take the shift or just some part of the shift it would really help me out. Text me or send me an email and we can work out a trade!

Thank You,
Justin Trusty

Hold slips!

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Hey everyone!
I've been finding hold books with slips that belong to Walter coming back from other libraries! Oh no! :( This is just a friendly note to remind you guys that once a hold sheet prints for the book you checked in at the circulation desk, please shelf the book onto the hold shelf, not into the mail bin, as soon as possible/you are available. These are the few events where a patron comes in for their book (that is on hold at Walter Library) and you're in a sticky situation because can't find it on the hold shelf. :(

Also, if the hold slip says "My Twin Cities Campus Office" instead of "Walter Sci/Eng" on top of the page, then it needs to be in a white plastic bag (by the mail office), labeled with the patron's address on the front (securely discard the hold slip afterwards), wrapped with two rubber bands (by Amy's, Priscilla's, & Tim's mailboxes), and placed into the mail bins to be shipped out. These books cannot be shipped out in mail just with the hold slip inside (I found one in the mail box from Walter [us] today).

Many thanks in advance!

Gao Yang & everyone else who does mail :)


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