August 21, 2006

Big Changes in the Library

JRL Room 101

(See it all at the OPEN HOUSE in the library on August 30, 4:30-6 pm, following the welcoming events on the quad.)

Longer Hours every day, and on the weekends, too.

New Services

  • The Library and CTLT service desks are now consolidated. It's One-Stop Shopping for your library and technology needs.
  • Special Collections and Archives has new walk-in hours. No appointment is necessary between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.  Other hours are by appointment.  (x6347)

More Technology in the Library

  • Seven computers and a printer have been added to the Reference Room. 
  • Three additional computers have been added to the Library Commons.
  • The Library Classroom has newer computers. This room is available for drop-in computing whenever a class is not scheduled.
  • The Digital Arts Classroom moves to the library!  Located on the second floor, this attractive AV/multimedia software and hardware lab has 10 Mac workstations, plus an instructor's station. When not in use as a classroom, it will also be open for drop-in computing.  Here's a sample of the production software to be available in the DAC:
    • Final CutPro Suite, including Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Final Cut and LiveType.
    • Macromedia Suite, including Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
    • Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Professional.
    • Logic sound editing software
    • iLife, including GarageBand and iMovie.

 Familiar things in new spaces

  • Free books!  The sale books shelf, formerly located in the alcove in the  library lobby, has become a free books shelf. It's now located in the vending area on the second floor.
  • The recreational reading collection is now found in the alcove in the library lobby.
  • Feature films are now all collected into a browsing collection, located across from the newspaper shelves. Check films out for 3 days.