Tuesday, February 5, 7 - 8 pm, Spoede Lounge
Join us as students read their original works. Refreshments provided. Please encourage your student writers to participate! All those interested must submit their work(s) (5 minutes of reading or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org by .
(photo: Student Sarah Peden reads her poem in last year's Listen to This! Student Writers [February 2012])
February 1 - 14, Library atrium
We're bringing back a student favorite! Stop by the library any time the first two weeks of February to post a note of love and/ or appreciation for your friend, family member, or significant other on our Valentine Wall! Materials provided.
Our building is used by many different groups and for many different purposes, and we strive to maintain a welcoming space. As a general rule, we prefer to let our patrons set the noise level, encouraging group collaboration on the main floor while providing quiet space upstairs in carrels along the perimeter of the stacks. However, during "crunch time," the library is filled with students feverishly finishing papers or desperately looking for a quiet nook in which to study for finals. During the last two weeks of this past semester, the library made disposable foam earplugs available in a bid to create an atmosphere (temporarily) more conducive to quiet study and test preparation. We called it our "Peace on Earth" campaign, and we were pleased that nearly 200 students took advantage of our offer. It's just one of the many ways we show we care about our campus community.
From the Director
That the library is the place to find information should be no revelation to those in academia. It can be information of many types and for many uses. Everyone can benefit from the information they find in the library, if they are willing to do a little research. Our Technical Services Manager can attest to the fact that even the bugs are smarter in the library. While working on cleaning up the records in our database, she pulled out a book entitled “Debugging Perl” and what should be on it attempting to gain access, but a “nice big stink bug!” She said it “couldn’t have picked a better title to rest on!” Whatever your information needs, you can find something through the library. And don’t forget to ask for help if you don’t find what you are looking for. We would definitely rather help you than the bugs!
-Dr. Gary Fitsimmons