Work will begin in the Library May 20th to reduce the level of lighting in specific parts of our building. We'll be disabling some ceiling light panels, resulting in an alternating off/on pattern. This on/off pattern has been in place for many, many years on most of the third floor and has been a great success. Applying this pattern to the fourth floor, and a few other locations in the building, will save energy and reduce our energy costs.
The Library's Web site has gone mobile! Check out our new beta mobile Web site on your mobile device. We are in the beginning stages of developing the site. If you have suggestions for content that you would like to be able to access with your mobile device let us know!
Watch for more information and another opportunity to share your ideas this summer!
Want to print out a page from Rod Library's Web site but don't want all the extra stuff, like menus, to appear on the printout? Now you can! On each Web page on our site, excluding the homepage, you'll now find a new feature called "Printer-Friendly Pages". The link will appear on the right side of each page.
This week is your last chance to take the Government Documents Survey! The survey will close at the end of the day on Friday, May 7th.
Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its usage, and how the collection might evolve in the future. In doing so, we request your input on this short survey. Your answers will be confidential and anonymous.
To take the survey, click here.
Rod Library has added a many-featured scanner that can be used at no charge. It is located on the bottom floor, near the Multiservice Center. Scanned images can be saved to a flash drive or emailed to your account. A research paper, for example, can be scanned in a text format and opened in Microsoft Word. This page has more details.
Beginning Wednesday, April 28, Rod Library will offer extended building hours to accomodate students preparing for end of the semester tests and projects. Good luck everyone!
The World Bank announced on April 20 that "it will offer free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers." Some 330 indicators are available for up to 209 countries. Some of the data go back 50 years. The statistics are available through a new web site.
If you need to request the use of a wheelchair while in the library, there is a wheelchair located at the Circulation Desk, to the left of the main entrance. The Access Services staff on duty will make arrangements for use and provide assistance as needed.