Tuesday, October 17, 2017


I made an exciting discovery tonight while chatting. I had previously thought it wasn't possible to type or display italics in libraryh3lp, but, in fact, if you put an underscore on either side of what you want to italicize, it will display in italics. _For example, this would be displayed in italics_

This would perhaps be most useful when working with citation examples over chat, but there are probably many instances in which it would come in handy.

This is in addition to the command for bold that many of you probably already know, which is just putting an asterisk on either side of what you want to bold, *like this.*

Happy Chatting!

Monday, October 16, 2017

SpartanCard Refill Kiosk

The kiosk is out of service and will likely remain so for a while, please refer patrons who want to add SpartanCash to their cards to the SpartanCard Center in 106 Moran Commons (the dining hall), or SpartanCard Online: https://eacct-uncg-sp.blackboard.com/eAccounts/

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Printing money in the drawer

I just opened the drawer at the high desk to find 12 $1 bills under the printing card! Eek! The change cup is there in the the drawer for convenience when making change for print jobs, but dollar bills should be brought to the tin behind Nick's desk. I understand that it gets busy in the afternoons and running back and forth to the office is not always convenient, but $12 is excessive. There are times when the desk may be unattended if both the librarian and intern are away helping other patrons and this drawer may not be monitored. Also, Robin from Admin upstairs periodically collects the money we get from printing and she gets it from the tin at Nick's desk. We don't need to keep this in two separate places. Please bring the money back to the office as you can, especially if you notice it building up.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reel-to-reel player

Some patrons asked about a reel-to-reel player today; they'd been sent from Schiffman. I checked with SCUA because I know that they maintain players for the formats in their collections. They do indeed have one, but it's on its last legs and they're saving its use for items in their collection. So we shouldn't send people to them. Just to save someone digging for this answer again.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Planned Downtime in the Library Today

Jacskon Library – Planned Downtime | Monday, Oct 9, 5:30pm – Tues, Oct 10, 7:30am

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Scheduled Maintenance
Who:  Occupants of the Jackson Library
What: Planned downtime for network services at the Jackson Library
WhenMonday, October 9, 5:30 p.m. – Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 a.m.
Why: Network maintenance
During the maintenance window, there will be intermittent loss of network services — including wired, wireless and VoIP services — in the building.