1402 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Vol. 3, Issue 1
We are pleased to report that we have two new staff members joining our overnight crew. If you are at the Undergrad late at night, you might be assisted by these friendly Library Specialists:
This summer, we also bid farewell to another overnight staff member,Craig Kurjanski. Craig was with the UGL staff for a year, and prior to that as a student assistant. He will be missed. We wish him good luck.
After a two year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Undergraduate Edge is back to provide glimpses into new events here at the UGL as well as updates to our existing facilities and services. The Undergrad Edge is published quarterly. Look for issues in July, September, February and May.
After a series of usability studies the UGL has launched a redesigned web page to include elements students requested. Kudos to David Ward, Robert Slater and Josh Bishoff for their behind the scenes work on this: <http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/>.
See the videos created at the UGL to help students learn about what the UGL offers: <http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/about/videos.html>.
Thanks to donations from the 1867 Society and the IT Student Fee money all of the collaboration rooms now have a large flatscreen monitor that can be plugged into laptops to allow for group viewing. Additionally, two of the rooms provide equipment to support gaming research and class projects related to gaming. It is also now possible to reserve the rooms ahead of time for group work and TA office hours. Additionally, 4 new larger rooms with tables have been installed. The Undergraduate Library is also getting new wired computer tables. Our printers will be placed on some of these tables for your convenience. We will have more news on this in our September issue.
Upstairs, our exhibit cases feature the World of Harry Potter, coinciding with the last Harry potter film in theaters this July. The covers within these cases have Call numbers for J.K. Rowling's famous series, as well as the films based upon them.
You will notice that all of our downstairs media is now partitioned off from the rest of the downstairs collection. Patrons are free to check out materials from this area as long as it is open. Please be aware of our newly installed Emergency exits in this area. Beginning August 22, this area will be closed between 12AM-6AM. Watch for a new check-out desk downstairs too.
If you have visted the Undergraduate Library during the summer, you may have noticed our books downstairs being reorganized. Our staff and student assistants have been hard at work converting our books' Dewey Call Numbers to Library of Congress Call Numbers. Eventually, this conversion will affect virtually our entire collection. As always, if you need assistance finding something, please ask at the Circulation Desk. We will be happy to help you find what you need!