Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

The day we moved the yearbooks, catalogs, and finding aid notebooks!

As part of the consolidation of the SCARC reference desks, we’ve moved the Beaver yearbooks, catalogs, and finding aid notebooks off the 3rd floor shelves and into our workroom stacks. Fear not!

There is still a set of yearbooks available in the 5th floor reading room from 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. If you are looking to browse after hours, you can still find one in the circulating collection at LD4348 .A4.

Also, the catalogs and several issues of early yearbooks available online in ScholarsArchive in case you are outside of our browsing area:

And, yes it can get even better, the sound recordings from the 1956 yearbook are also available online in the Best of the Archives digital collection.

Friday Feature: the day we drilled a hole in the floor

Anticipating a flood of new and excited researchers this fall, all clamoring to see our new merged public service point on the 5th floor, we decided we needed to do some remodeling. Namely, we needed to turn the 2 big tables in our reading room into 4 smaller tables. However, since the big tables were fixed to the beautiful bamboo floor and plugged into inconvenient sockets we had to do some drilling.

Okay, so truth be told we didn’t actually drill the hole, but the nice folks at Facilities Services came by on Wednesday to cut the floor and drill through the concrete slab that separates floor 4 from floor 5! And, another truth to be told, they drilled four holes!

In any case, soon we’ll move the big tables out, smaller tables in, and will be set to receive all sorts of new researchers — and accommodate those who don’t want to have to share a table.

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