Archive for August, 2008
The Cesar Chavez Student Center, along with the Division of Information Technology (DOiT), has stepped forward to help address the dramatic reduction in study space the campus will face once the Library building closes later this semester. Cafe 101 on the ground floor of the Student Union is now open extended hours and will soon have expanded wireless coverage courtesy of DOiT.
2nd Floor Library Study Space
Now that it looks like most Library services will continue to be offered in the Library building through October, we are exploring ways to make this old building more user friendly. A modest success on this front is the opening of a new study area in the NW corner of the 2nd floor near Periodicals. There are seats for 50+ students, access to the wireless network and a few more power outlets that are usually found in the building. We hope to open additional study areas soon.
August 29th, 2008
Students who’ve been inconvenienced by the closure of the old MAC Computer Lab will be pleased to know that due to the hard work of the always stellar MAC Lab Staff, a Mini MAC Computer Lab is now open upstairs in Lib. 438. The fourth floor lab has 32 Apple iMacs with a full suite of software applications, scanners and printing.
The Mini MAC Computer lab is also where students who borrow a laptop from Media Access on the 3rd floor can print their work.
August 29th, 2008
As you no doubt will notice as soon as you return to campus, the Library building expansion and renovation project is well underway. The construction fences surrounding the Library may give you the impression that we are closed, but this is not the case!
The Library is open for business, and starting Monday August 25th we will resume our regular semester hours.
Also, beginning Monday, August 25th:
- The Mini MAC Lab opens in Lib 438 with 32 Macintosh computers to provide some of the computer capacity for students that is no longer available in the former Media Access Center Computer Lab on the 3rd floor.
- The Library Ground floor will be accessed only by elevator after August 24. The Ground floor entrance/exit on the north/quad will become an emergency exit only.
- The Reserve Book Room will continue to occupy the Ground floor, but the hours will change to match those of the Main Library.
- AT Media Services will continue to operate from the Ground floor until their new space in Burk Hall is ready.
August 22nd, 2008