McGoogan News

Noise in the library – It’s just temporary

Facilities is upgrading the temperature control systems throughout Wittson Hall to make the temperature in the building more uniform. Unfortunately, that means taking down some ceiling panels in the library and replacing the thermostats, and that means that there will be a bit of noise for a few weeks.

Work will start on 7th floor the week of August 25th. From there, Facilities will move to 8th floor, and finally to 6th. The 6th and 7th floor work will be most likely to affect students in the library.

The workers will try to keep the noise to a minimum. When you look for a place for quiet study, keep this schedule in mind, and keep an eye out for ladders and workers overhead. If you see them in your favorite study area, you might want to temporarily relocate.

We promise: the noise is just temporary!

By Dawn Wilson

In the library with a white board

rolling whiteboardsStudents now have more freedom in the library to scribble, doodle, and notate. Just in time for the start of school, five rolling white boards are ready for student use. The boards stand over four feet high and offer 1900 square inches of writing space.

While the library is assessing its space (you’ll notice all of our books and journals have been compressed to the stacks on 7th floor), these white boards afford flex space opportunities for students to turn exposed carrels and tables into private study spaces.

Three times larger than the boards that used to be available in the study rooms, these new boards are ideal for group study sessions as well.

So go ahead, roll them around to your favorite library nook or cranny. This is one study buddy you can rely on to help keep you organized this year.

By Dawn Wilson

8th floor computer cluster closing

The computer cluster on the eighth floor of the library will close on September 30th. It will be converted into the temporary home of a developing UNMC Center for e-Learning.  Here faculty and their collaborators (including interested students) will be provided with the tools necessary to begin creating new e-Learning materials.

The computer cluster on the 6th floor will remain. Five computers will be added to the cluster, making for 11 workstations.  The additional computers will be added in the next few weeks. In addition to these 11 computers, the library also has 16 public computers that can be used by faculty, staff and students for a total of 27 computers on the 6th Floor. Note: These 16 computers are connected to a printer, but if you print, there is a charge.

All other campus computer clusters will continue to be available.

Training room availability

Update: The library training room is now available through December 2012. Please contact Teri Hartman (thartman@unmc.edu) with your reservation request.

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We have been informed that beginning Sept 1, 2012 the Library/ITS training rooms must close due to a major construction project. We are not able to accept or create any reservations past that time.  We regret this turn of events and apologize for the inconvenience this creates.

You may wish to consult these links for scheduling other classrooms on campus – Sorrell http://tinyurl.com/sorrellroomrequest, or Campus Room Scheduling http://www.unmc.edu/academicaffairs/room_scheduling.htm

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience the room closings cause.