The Library’s exterior building sealing project started May 17. A perimeter fence has been set up around the library, but the entrance and exits will remain usable. The portico [covered walkway] is closed.
THE REGULAR LIBRARY ENTRANCE IS STILL ACCESSIBLE. At some point in the project, the entrance will be closed in order to do a total re-build, and people will enter/exit from the south door. We will make announcements when this begins.
The project completion date is August 11. Staging areas for construction equipment include the front patio area. Work will begin on the front (East) side of the building. This will include caulking removal, re-seal and cleaning. This must be done before work on new curtain wallsand storefront window can begin.
Migration from eBrary (one of our 2 main e-book suppliers) to ProQuest Ebook Central will take place the afternoon of Wednesday January 11, 2017 (midday pacific time) NO DOWNTIME IS EXPECTED. The new interface is very similar to the old with all the features of eBrary: custom bookshelves, tagging, highlighting, citations, sharing, etc. Registered users should find their previously saved titles and links all working and redirected.
The Library hosted a collection site for the Staff Council’s donation drive to gather winter hats, gloves and scarves for some Vigo County elementary schools (see earlier blog post). The drive ended Dec. 1 and the library collected a wagon load of winter things for children in our community.
The Council wanted to say “Thank You” to all who donated to this drive at our location and gave the library a commemorative holiday ornament for display.
The ornament is hanging on the tree in the Library Administrative Office.
Two library student assistants received post-graduate degrees on Saturday, December 17th!
Samuel Komera, a Graduate Assistant in Special Collections, was supervised by Cinda May and Kendra McCrea and worked with them for about a year. Samuel received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science on Saturday, December 17th. He’s from Telanger, Hyderabad, India and his work in Special Collections was focused mostly on revamping the department’s web page.
Ramya Sree Matcha was a student assistant in the Interlibrary Loan unit of Technical Services. She worked in that area for the past 3 semesters under Holli Moseman’s supervision. Ramya, who is originally from Khaman, India, received her Master’s Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology.