Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is it August yet?

In less than a month it will be August 19th. For the staff of the LITC this means making sure we finish up all our summer projects, and adding a few new ones...

Libraries are always changing. We rethink procedures, incorporate new technologies, move stuff around, to make information gathering easier. In a previous blog entry we told library patrons to expect BIG changes to Periodicals. That turned out to be a bit of an understatement.

We’re reshaping a portion of the first floor of the LITC, making it more conducive to study as well as allowing us an opportunity to spotlight some under-appreciated areas of our collection.
College and Career Planning has received a complete face lift, while Periodicals has been carefully weeded and shifted.

  • These display shelves can be raised to reveal even more comprehensive resources for education and career decision making. There are books for determining your personality type, exploring Majors, locating graduate schools, and procuring a career.

Newspapers have found a new home facing the lounge area and our Recreational Reading collection will be jumping to the Computer Center.

  • It may not be “Literature” but it sure is fun. Recreational Reading is exactly what it sounds like, a collection that offers patrons more leisurely titles. Look for big names like Stephen King, James Patterson, Nora Roberts and Nicholas Sparks to frequent this section.
  • Also, look for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on our Kindle, currently on display at the Circulation Desk.
Our summer has proven to be productive - major shifts in the Juvenile and Art Collections, countless trips to Kalmia Gardens and a lot of hard work in Archives. With the addition of these newer modifications we are looking forward to better serving students when they return in August.

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