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SFSU Budget Books Behind Ref. Desk

October 18, 2010
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Thanks to the fabulous Irma, I’m able to remind you that we do have hard copies of the SFSU budget behind the Ref. desk.  They are located in the file cabinet that holds the headphones and DPRC materials, but on the BACK side of that cabinet facing the Systems work area.

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HIST 300 Postel – Students Requesting Microfilm

October 18, 2010
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One section of History 300 (25 students), taught by Charles Postel, is coming to desk asking about requesting microfilm.  The prof. wants the students to get historic newspapers on microfilm, even if they are available online, because he thinks its valuable for them to have the experience of working with microfilm.  I’ve taught workshops...

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Password for IM Backup Computer?

April 18, 2010
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The password taped to the computer we use for IM backup isn’t working (in upper or lower case).  It’s not a crisis, as I can do IM from the main refdesk computer, but does anyone know what it is for future reference?

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Reminder: Microfiche reader in Annex!

March 5, 2010
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We were surprised last week to rediscover that we do in fact have one microfiche reader in the Library Annex.  This is so that patrons can use the California Newspaper Index, a microfiche set in Reference.  Both the reader and the set live near the photocopy machines — the reader is sort of tucked...

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No DoIT computer training this year

March 5, 2010
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In trying to help a patron who need some serious Excel training, I noticed that DoIT is not offering their computer/software training this year.  From their website:  “Due to budget cuts causing limited staffing resources, a reduction in the number of positions, the implemented furlough program (time and pay cut) for SF State, and...

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History 300 assignment

February 8, 2010
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Two sections of History 300 have an assignment to review recent issues from a select list of journals, and students are coming in to the Annex asking for help.  Both of these sections will have library instruction sessions with me soon, but not before this assignment is due.  All the students need at this...

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VTS (right hand) out of order

November 8, 2009
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Someone tried to buy a guest card this evening, and the card jammed in the machine (ie it wouldn’t fully come out).  I’ve left a message with the One Card office asking them to send someone by.  FYI, there are extra guest cards in the behind-the-baffle Systems desk — ask the Systems staff person...

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Roster & Schedule not loading

November 8, 2009
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The roster and schedule on the Library Service Points page are not loading.  I’ve reported this to libweb.

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PC Sign-On Problem Again

October 12, 2009
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The problem we were having recently with the Research Workstations — where patrons are told that their time has expired — is happening again, this time on the non-Research PCs.  The problem has been reported.

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Reminders

Bones for Biology Students in Media Services

Just a quick reminder to send any Biology students looking for bones to Media Services (LIB 85) — home to all non-print materials! They...

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Add Value – Card Differences

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Note that users adding funds to their OneCard insert the card one way while those adding funds to Guest cards must insert the card...

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OASIS and graduation

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Please give graduating students the following information: ******************** Students can file their applications for graduation BEFORE they finish OASIS. OASIS must be done by...

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OneCard website & credit card value add feature

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Students can add value to there OneCard through the OnceCard website using a credit card. They can also view past transactions and disable their...

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