Library Today: Faculty and Staff Publication Open House set for April 14

During National Library Week, April 11-15, the library staff enthusiastically offers to showcase your research. A collection of 2010-2011 publications (books, chapters, articles, audio or video) will be compiled for display. To participate in this annual event, send or bring materials to Susan Price by Friday, April 1. 

On Thursday, April 14, everyone is invited to the Faculty-Staff Publication Open House and reception where all works submitted will be displayed from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 102, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

For more information call Price, (651) 962-5011, or Julie Kimlinger, (651) 962-5014.

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Media:scape in Room 110

The O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center has transformed one of its group study rooms into a collaborative study space using Steelcase’s media:scape equipment. This new option allows a group of users to display content from their computer monitors to two large flat-panel displays, making group work much easier to share.

Several weeks of trial this winter were successful. UST Libraries decided to purchase the furnishings, and the equipment was installed in Room 110, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center – next to the coffee shop. Comments from faculty, staff and students have been positive. UST Libraries is pleased to offer this great environment for collaborative learning.

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Libraries ask for help from everyone to keep the library clean and quiet

A habit of leaving trash on study tables seems to have developed, and library staff members ask for help in keeping a clean house. It is your library – after enjoying a snack in the library, put the wrappers and other waste into a trash bin. If the litter is something that can be recycled, take an extra moment to place it in the proper receptacle. Thank you for your help.

Someone calling? Do you need to make a call? Use cell phones in locations other than study areas and stairwells. Voices carry; respect the need of others for quiet study in the library and take phone calls to the coffee shop, the lobby, the cybercafé on the lower level, or outside of the library.