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Help with usability testing, get free print card!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Undergrads: Would you like to help us to improve our web site? Would you like to earn a free $10 print/copy card? If so, please consider helping us out with some usability testing of our web site. The test involves sitting down with one of our staff and trying to ...

More about government databases and websites during shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Which government databases and websites can you access after the government shutdown? Because of the government shutdown, several data repositories and websites run on government servers are unavailable. Those include: ERIC, USATradeOnline, Library of Congress, and all Census websites (including American Factfinder). Other essential sources of information are up and running, ...

US Census Bureau websites unavailable

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the government shutdown, all US Census Bureau websites will be unavailable until further notice. This includes American FactFinder and USATradeOnline.

Govt. shutdown and govt. document availability

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the government shutdown, the Map and Government Information Library will not receive new US government documents from the Government Printing Office (GPO). However, new documents related to the legislative process such as Congressional Record will be available online via GPO's content management system FDSys. Please contact the Map ...

Book and Bake Sale, Thursday 5th

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The Library Staff Association Fall Book & Bake Sale is today, Thursday September 5th, from 9:00-3:00 in the lobby of the Main Library, although we can't guarantee that the baked goods will last that long! Please join us and enjoy tasty cookies and cakes made by library staff, and take ...

Journal Locator working normally

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The Journal Locator, which was down yesterday, is now functioning normally. If you encounter any problems, please contact Reference.

Journal Locator currently down

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The Journal Locator is currently experiencing difficulties. If you run a search, you will get "Item not available online" for every journal. This applies whether you are searching on the Journal Locator page, or via the Journals tab on our home page. The company that runs the software will be rebooting ...

ILLiad system upgrade and unavailability

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Our online Interlibrary Loan request system, ILLiad, will be going through an upgrade beginning at 5pm Wednesday, June 26. We hope to be back up within a few hours. We will let you know if there are further delays. If you have any problems with the new interface, or if ...

Help with usability testing, get free print card!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Students: Would you like to help us improve our web site? Would you like to earn a free $10 print/copy card? If so, please consider helping us out with some usability testing of our web site. The test involves sitting down with one of our staff and trying to complete ...

Head of Map and Government Information Library appointed to Depository Library Council

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Hallie Pritchett, head of the Map and Government Information Library, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council for a three year term. The 15 member Council advises the Public Printer of the United States on policy matters related to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The University ...