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Bones for Biology Students in Media Services

February 8, 2013
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Just a quick reminder to send any Biology students looking for bones to Media Services (LIB 85) — home to all non-print materials! They are the custodian of a set of bones (skull, arm, hand, pelvis, etc.) that are on reserve for the Biology Department. Phone 338-1229.

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David Selvin Student Essay Contest

December 12, 2012
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There is a professor who is sending students to the Research Assistance Desk to request applications for the David Selvin Student Essay Contest (cosponsored by CFA and LARC). I spoke to Tanya and got clarification: there is no application. Students can read the flyer (PDF link on LARC page) and then simply submit their...

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Peer Health Exchange interviews in Group Study Rooms today

September 21, 2012
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SFSU’s Peer Health Exchange is conducting interviews with students in the Group Study Rooms in the Research Commons today. I learned this when a student came to the desk looking for the location of her interview… she was told to show up at the RC, but with no information more specific than that. I...

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Northern California Greek American Archive

May 23, 2012
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I had a doctoral student from Australia here yesterday; he had come to avail himself of the Northern CA Greek American Archive at the Center for Modern Greek Studies (SFSU College of Liberal & Creative Arts).  Although their website indicates that the archive is “to be housed at the J. Paul Leonard Library at...

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Microsoft Project available in BUS 209 Computer Lab

May 15, 2012
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I’ve had numerous request for Microsoft Project lately, which we don’t have on our machines. I called around to the other computer labs on campus to see if anyone did… I could only actually reach 2 labs, but learned that the Business Computer Lab in BUS 209 does indeed have Microsoft Project. Hurrah!  

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Sutro Library Opening Date

May 9, 2012
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I had a question from a researcher about when the Sutro Library will actually open to the public (their website still states May) and I didn’t know the answer. So, I called and spoke to the Director, who told me they will most likely open in our building in late June — they are...

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Peet’s Hours

May 3, 2012
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I’ve been getting student questions about Peet’s hours, so I checked with Operations Manager Brandon, and he told me this is their current schedule:   Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm Friday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm   Brandon said they may...

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Sources for textbooks: buy, sell, rent, trade

September 28, 2011
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More options to refer our students to when they can’t find it here or at the campus bookstore: Valore Books (megasite) — http://www.valorebooks.com/   Cheap Textbooks (search engine) — http://cheapbooks.com/   Cheap Textbooks (search engine) — http://www.cheap-textbooks.com/   Chegg (rent, buy, sell — they’ll plant a tree for each book you rent) — http://www.chegg.com/...

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Bookstore Temporarily Closed due to Server Failure

September 28, 2011
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I just heard from a student via IM that the bookstore is temporarily closed today. I called and spoke to a staff member there to clarify the situation. Here’s the 411:   Bookstore is indeed temporarily closed today due to a catastrophic server failure that happened yesterday. Tech folks are working hard on this...

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Finding SF and Oakland Voter Info (Party Affiliations, Voting Records)

September 26, 2011
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You may be seeing an increase in questions at the desk or via IM about finding San Francisco and Oakland voter registration records either online or elsewhere. By this I don’t mean information about registering to vote, but about locating other peoples’ party affiliations and voting records, either for an individual or for a...

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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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