Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OARS workshop dates

Confirmed dates for the workshops from OARS staff:

Workshop on working patrons with "hidden" disabilities.  Same workshop presented twice: 

October 6th (Fri.) 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Hodges Reading Room)
October 11th (Wed.) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Hodges Reading Room) 

Workshop on Adaptive Technologies Same workshop presented twice:

November 6th (Mon.) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  (Room 177A)

November 10th (Fri.)10:30 am - 12:00 noon (Room 177A)

We're checking into getting these recorded, too.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 8/7/17

Enrichment - $150
Friends of the Library - $30
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/31/17

Enrichment - $100
Friends of the Library Fund - $125
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/24/2017

Enrichment -$225.00
Friends of the Library - $75.00

Friday, August 11, 2017

Service for Gaylor

There will be a service for Gaylor Callahan on September 21 at 3 pm in the Virginia Dare Room.  A reception in the Mary Foust parlor will follow.  Mary Foust is the home of the Warren Ashby Residential College and Gaylor was in the 1st class of WARC (it had a different name then) and it was very meaningful to her. They are naming a study after her.

Last night I found this poem that Gaylor wrote about the infamous Bindery doughnut.  It's a great way to remember her wit and talent so I wanted to share:

An Occasional Poem on the 15th Anniversary of a Wondrous Pastry

The Bindery Doughnut is turning fifteen
Let's stop and consider just what that might mean
If we eat more preservatives, sugar, and fat
Will we too have more lives than the average cat?
Are we sure to live longer, each sir and each ma'am?
Will our shelf life surpass that of Jell-O and Spam?
Instead of decaying, will we merely turn brittle?
How can we be like this remarkable vittle?
Oh, how to attain a comparative age?
Is it Bindery air?  Is it Thompson or Sage?
Could it be the CDs or the Halloween ghouls
Or the Bride of the Month or all those sports pools?
Whatever its secret, one thing we all see:
Health food is not all it's cracked up to be
Tofu, yogurt, and sprouts? NO!!!! (say it with feeling)
Our faith is in junk food that's hung from the ceiling!

-Gaylor Callahan
15 November 1995

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Women Veterans - $110.00
Enrichment -  $250
Friends of the Library - $50

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ERIT and Public Services Heads met on July 25 and agreed on a general direction for public computing for 2017/18. We do not plan to increase the number of PCs or laptops because we have added so many over the past 2 years and have not seen an increase in overall usage. Also, we will need the entire IT budget just to replace aging machines, and will thus not have money to expand the number of computing devices for the public.

Instead of adding extra machines, we will focus on moving some of our lesser-used use public machines to the tower floors as each floor is renovated via the Rightsizing project. Floors 2 and 3 will be considered "E-group study" (or something like that), and will focus on technology assisted collaborative spaces. Floors 4 and 5 will be general group study with relatively few library-provided PCs. We will figure out the details of the computer moves as the Rightsizing project moves forward.