Archive for November, 2009

We're Going Mobile

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At the beginning of the Spring semester, you’ll be able to use any web-enabled phone to view Library hours; get instant message research assistance; find info on study space, computers and printing; and locate Library phone numbers and email addresses.

By the end of the semester, you should be able to find and request books, search for articles, and, perhaps, read eBooks on your phone.

Useful?

Let us know what you think.

3 comments November 30th, 2009

Lost? Use a Libguide!

Need library help during the week of Thanksgiving furloughs?  Use a research guide custom created by librarians for SF State students.

Complete list of guides on your topic, course or question

Or, browse by subject on the research guides list

Add comment November 20th, 2009

Books not Retrieved Thanksgiving Week

Request books for next week now.

The Library will not be paging materials during Thanksgiving week when the campus is closed.  Beginning Monday, November 30, items requested during Thanksgiving week  will be filled in the order they were received.

Because there will be a backlog of requests, turn around time may be more than 24 hours.

3 comments November 16th, 2009

One Laptop per Child Lending Library

The Library is now lending One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Laptops, the cutest little laptops on the planet!

If you’re not familiar with the OLPC project, this excerpt from their mission statement provides some background:

“Mission Statement: To create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.”

The XO laptops, as they are called, run open source software designed for children.

The OLPC Lending Library is a collaboration between the OLPC-San Francisco Bay Area Group and Leonard Library. Students can checkout an XO laptop from Library Media Services, HSS 127, for 48 hours, while staff and faculty can get one for 2 weeks.

1 comment November 12th, 2009

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Library Annex I
Nov. 22 Sun. Closes at 10PM
Nov. 23 – 27 Mon. – Fri. Closed
Nov. 28 Sat. Opens 24 hours at 10AM
Library @ HSS
Nov. 21 Sat. Closes at 5PM
Nov. 22 – 27 Sun.  – Fri. Closed
Nov. 28 Sat. Opens at Noon
Labor Archives Closed Nov. 21 – 29


Library hours

Add comment November 12th, 2009

Veterans Day Holiday Hours

Library Annex I
Nov. 10 Tues. Closes at Midnight
Nov. 11 Wed. Closed
Nov. 12 Thurs. Opens 24 hours at 8AM
Library @ HSS
Nov. 10 Tues. Services close at 7PM
Study room closes at 10PM
Nov. 11 Wed. Closed
Nov. 12 Thurs. Opens at 8AM
Labor Archives Closed Wed., Nov. 11


Library hours

Add comment November 6th, 2009

Library Retrieval System – Sneak Peak

Picture 2The Library Retrieval System (LRS) component of the Library expansion and renovation project is nearing completion between the old Library and Creative Arts. If you’re curious about what an LRS looks like and how it works, take a look at this video from Long Beach State. It’s a tongue-in-cheek dramatization. A high gloss romance of books, steel and robotics. Watch the Video

An LRS holds 10 times the books per square foot compared to open shelves. To attain this level of efficiency the books are stored in large metal bins stacked 40 feet high and the bins are retrieved by high speed robotic cranes. We’ve been told that once the LRS is fully operational and the new Library building is open requested books should be ready to pick up in about 5 minutes!

2 comments November 4th, 2009


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