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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).
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!
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! :)
Just a quick update. With the school year fully in session, printing has increased, and then some.
To keep track of how many printer and copier toner cartridges we are going through, if you will please date the sheet left in the cabinet at the 2nd floor desk every time you replace a cartridge. There are sections for the date, color (Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow), whether it is the Printer or Copier, and your initials. If you have any questions about replacing a cartridge, please don't hesitate to ask a supervisor or full-time staff member.
During the past couple presidential and mid-term elections, the libraries actively participated in the U's voter registration drive. Because this is an off-year election, Cabinet has decided that we will participate by offering voter registration forms but WILL NOT be collecting the forms themselves.
* Forms will be available at participating service points through October 15th.
* Because we are keeping our participation at a minimum level, we will not be restocking forms at the desks. Once they are gone, people can be directed to the Secretary of State's website for a form to print out. www.sos.state.mn.us
Hi. Sorry if I scared you.
1. The printer is not working on the 2nd floor Circ computer. Please log into the Reference computer using the ul-pse-desk login. The password is on the pink PROCEDURES binder. DO NOT LOGIN WITH THE UL-CIRC-WAL-DESK LOGIN, THE PRINTER WILL STILL NOT WORK!
2. SMART Learning Commons is not staffed this Saturday. There should be staff Sunday. Test prep books that are usually at SMART are now at the B-desk near the RESERVES videos. These DO NOT LEAVE THE LIBRARY. In-library use only. They return at the Basement desk.
That is all. Thank you.
Over 3,000 high school students will attend the Minnesota State FFA Convention. The convention begins Sunday, April 28 and will run through April 30. Students sometimes need to use computers to work on their presentations, and if they need printing you might want to recommend they visit the Copy Centers on campus (St. Paul Student Center, Coffman), as they can pay cash for their copies, rather than pay for a Gopher GoldPass.
Feel free to contact me with an additional questions or concerns.