Yes! There are therapy dogs here at O’Neill during exams. But we recognize that’s not the only stressful time when humans can benefit from dog love. They’ll be here in O’Neill (in the 3rd floor Reading Room) this week. See signs in the lobby.
That’s a very busy bathroom; the more people use a space, the higher the probability that someone makes a mistake, such as flushing something down the toilet that doesn’t belong there – the usual source of bathroom flooding. But I’ll also alert folks, in case it’s the other common cause: a plumbing problem that can be fixed.
Using Library spaces for anything other than typical library activities must be approved by library administration. I think you should start with our public services guy, Scott Britton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is cold, I know. We keep it colder than lots of places because books have special needs for temperature and humidity. There are some potential problems with loaning things that need cleaning regularly, but I’ll definitely pass it along to my wall friends in the Big Offices.
They’re there to protect the insides of the elevator from getting scratched and otherwise broken by the construction. We often need to move big tools or other equipment upstairs, and the elevator is the best way to do that. The blue fabric is dense and doesn’t tear easily, providing a protective barrier. The same is true for the blue sticky paper on the floor in some parts of the library.
These slips help staff shift collections that need to be compressed to facilitate a renovation of the 5th floor. Some titles are still growing (more volumes are being published) and we need to know which ones, so that appropriate room is left on the shelf. Make sure you check out the new user spaces in Fall 2020!
Sorry! I’ll have my assistants look into that & try to get it changed.
The literal meaning is products from Microsoft, the company Bill Gates founded. Why it’s phrased that way on the banner is anybody’s guess. Light humor? Good security practices are really about keeping yourself – your identity and access to your private information – safe. Bill’s products will be just fine.
My library associates tend to make decisions about when to be open based on when there are people here. If the main floor looked like it does during exam week at all hours during the summer we’d be open all the time. But it doesn’t. We’re glad you’re here, though.
Fruit in the library? Sure, have at it. Computers in the library? Sorry, they must stay here.
Yikes! I will pass your wildlife sighting on to the administration. But as far as I know, rats are generally unimpressed by wealth…
There are 3 flatbed scanners in the Digital Studio on the 2nd floor of O’Neill Library… IOW, almost right below me.
They are automatic doors, set to work with the disability access buttons as you approach. The mechanism makes them a little harder to open if you’re not using them automatically, but makes it much easier for lots of people who would have trouble with a standard door.
Staplers (plural). Between short life-spans and repeated kidnapings (stapler-napings?), the library was having such a hard time keeping up with replacing them (often more than once a week, at $20 each) that there was a decision to stop. Staff are exploring options such as affixing a weapons-grade heavy-duty stapler to a work area with a heavy-duty cable or a strong adhesive, or in a locked room with closed-circuit cameras. (That’s a joke. Sort of.)
This is a common request, but word from On High is that we’re sticking with dogs for now.
I will forward your request to the decision makers, but I suspect beds will not be arriving soon. I have seen people in the library carrying pillows, so they have been able to find accommodations somewhere in O’Neill- creative furniture relocation may be your solution.
The Wall sees all, tells some.
The library is quite crowded during finals week and seats are not reservable. Finals are an exciting time for me with all the activity. I recommend arriving at the library early in the day, like 9:00 am, to find a spot. Check for alternative spaces here: bit.ly/FinalsSpace
The Reading Room is a collaborative study space and traditionally, collaborative study spaces can be noisy. If you need a quiet place to study, the entire 5th floor is a quiet zone. However, if there is a group of students in the Reading Room who are unusually noisy or disruptive, you can let someone at the Circulation Desk know and they will address the issue.
Dogs! Brain Break! Next Wednesday, April 10, O’Neill 3rd Floor Reading Room, 7-11pm. Dogs, chair massage, desk yoga, origami, button-maker, games, puzzles, coffee, snacks… .
While you wait for the Brain Break dogs to appear, why not vote on cute dogs and help a student philosophy project? Visit the Cute Dog Project, an online experiment in democratic theory, social choice theory, value theory, critical theory, philosophy of science, and information ethics. And cute dogs! bit.ly/neu-cute-dog