Cushing Library Hawk Squawk for 2-24-2010


We’re Coming Undone!

Library Rezoning Phase 1

Library Rezoning Phase 1

The first phase of the Cushing Library Rezoning Project has begun!

Just in time for cramming end-of-semester studying, we will be making the library more user-friendly for everyone by rezoning our main floor into the Circus (normal indoor voices welcome, group study encouraged) and the Sanctuary (peace and quiet for concentrated study and reading). Expect more computer access as well.

At the same time, behind scenes we will be going very high-tech with an upgrade 5 years in the making, as we implement RFID-chip-based security and inventory for our books (and a little later, a self-check option).

We’re planning a “Chips and Dips” event for late April. More about this in a couple of weeks!

Resource of the Week: Us!

Stumped by a research assignment? Can’t find a book or journal article? Not sure how to format a citation?

We can point you to many quality resources, but we’re also here to provide real human help. You can now ask us questions anytime, anywhere, with our Ask a Librarian web page. We will usually get back with you within 24 hours, if not sooner.

Nicole’s Faculty Development Tip of the Week

By default, Microsoft Word for Mac uses a different format (.docx) than earlier versions of MS Word on Windows (.doc). However, you can easily change your Word preferences so that your files are saved in the .doc format:

  1. Open Word and click on the Word menu
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save
  4. Under Save Options, “Save Files as” (bottom of list), make sure “Word 97-2004 Word Document (.doc)” is selected.
  5. If not, click on the blue arrow and select it from the list.
  6. Click OK

Note: This only applies to new Word documents. If you already have a .docx file, you will need to click on the File menu, click on Save As, and use the blue arrow to select “Word 97-2004 Word Document (.doc)” from the the list.

Free  to Good Home: Small Bookcase

4-Foot Bookcase Needs a Home

4-Foot Bookcase Needs a Home

We have a four-foot-high 4-shelver in good condition that would look great tucked into an office somewhere. Unfinished wood can be left as-is or spiffed up with paint. Contact Karen Schneider, director, at .

Pretty soon we will be offering (empty) card catalogs for sale–watch this newsletter!

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