I decided to bring in some of my (now old) kids' old legos for some study break relief. I think it was a good idea.
Say, are you wondering what happened with the old, back-to-2004 library blog entries? You may have noticed that the whole Uni High website looks different. The web class recently migrated the site to a new version of Drupal, and some back end work remains to be done. My guess is that the blog archive will be reunited with the blog sometime in the fall, when the class is reconvened. But here's the really good news: comments work!! Seriously, we'd love some :-).
Tomorrow is the seniors' last day. Of high school. Forever. Though the rest of us will be around through next week, it is time to send out our annual announcement about using the library during the summer time. Mostly, we want you to know that you can, even though we are technically closed from June 3 to August 5.
To check out books:
- If you haven’t already done so, create an account on the library catalog (http://www.library.illinois.edu/catalog).
- Request books online through the library catalog. Change the pick-up location for your books to Grainger (or another departmental library). Don’t choose Uni High as the pick-up location!
- Remember to renew your books online too.
- Return your books to the departmental library of your choice (not the Uni High office).
- Try one of our four Nook Tablets! Yes, we will continue to check these out over the summer on a 2-week, no renewal basis. Check with Paul (p-kothe at illinois.edu) to make arrangements and/or to find out which books are on each of them.
Just graduating seniors:
You don’t “expire” until August 31st, so take advantage!
Need help? E-mail Paul (p-kothe at illinois.edu) or me (francey at illinois.edu). Paul will be in for a few hours most mornings to take care of requests and process library materials. He’ll be spending the rest of his time helping out with projects at the Grainger library.
This story is too inspirational not to share. Salt Lake City librarian Josh Hanagarne has just published his memoir about how both books and weight lifting have helped him deal with a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome.
Read all about his book tour adventures on his blog.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Kerry put up a "Push Pin Poetry" bulletin board. To make this happen, she painstakingly cut words out of recycled magazines, starting back in December. So we were pretty excited when legions of students pounced on the board as soon as school was out yesterday.
"How wonderful," I naively thought, "Look how excited freshman boys get about composing poetry!"
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her (yes, definitely a "her" - sorry, guybrarians). She's got the glasses, the "Shhh!" cup, the cardigan sweater, and the pleated skirt. But I didn't let a few little stereotypes bother me when I purchased my Nancy Pearl librarian action figure. The real Nancy Pearl, after all, is incredibly awesome. No, it's the librarian minifigure's "skills" that I'm trying to come to terms with. The good news is that she gets 4 out of 5 stars for creativity. But she only gets a 3 out of 5 stars for strength (books are HEAVY, folks), and a paltry 2 out of 5 stars for speed. Really? Really?? Have we already forgotten about the Credible Hulk? Not here, no way.