Vol. 1, Issue 3
December 6, 2007

Faces at UGL

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    Martha Degutis & Melanie Combs
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    Hyon Joo Kim, LaVonda Dorsey, Leigh Mowrer, & Bernita Harris

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Undergraduate Edge: Vol. 1, Issue 3 - December 6, 2007

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A Newsletter for Library Personnel

Happy Holidays

Wow, the semester is almost over and we have been busy! We welcomed a new staff member (Debora Pfeiffer) to the Information Services Desk, wished Bill Hill the best in his retirement, held three events in October and November (see pictures above), and added Wellness Consulting to our satellite services. We are ecstatic about ending this semester on a high note and encourage you, our colleagues and friends, to help us continue to improve by providing us with your feedback.

Please let us know what you think of this newsletter by sending us an email.

New Reserve Procedures for Spring 2008

Reserve Media

Based on faculty feedback regarding loan periods for media on reserve, we have extended the maximum loan period for faculty and instructors to 4 days with no renewals:

Electronic Reserves

Our e-reserve processing continues to grow as more faculty and instructors take advantage of this service.  For information regarding electronic reserve procedures, please visit our E-reserves Frequently Asked Questions page.


Extended Weekday Hours-UGL Goes 24/5

In the last issue of The Undergrad Edge we announced that the UGL would have new (and longer) hours for Fall 2007. And now - we're expanding again! Based on the success of the extended hours, and with continued support from the Provost and the Library/IT fee monies, starting in the Spring 2008 Semester, the UGL will be providing 24 hour service, Sunday at 10am through Friday at 10pm. The change will also facilitate re-allocation of graduate assistant hours to respond to times of heavy reference traffic, particularly through Instant Messaging. UGL's hours will remain the same on Saturday (open 10 am-10 pm).


Semester in Review - UGL Events

(See Pics from Fall 2007 Events above!)

It has been a busy semester here at the Undergrad. Back in October, the Undergrad courtyard lit up with a dance performance choreographed by MFA candidate, Angelina Holmes. Over twenty dancers took part in this event, which was part of a larger campus performance called Trace: Body/Mind/Memory. During its 6 performances over 500 attended.

On October 24th the Undergrad was transformed into an orange palace as we celebrated Homecoming by "Painting the Undergrad Orange."  Alumni received tours of the Undergrad to see how it has changed since they graduated. They reminisced over old yearbooks and memories. However, the highlight of the night was a visit by our lovable mascot "Bob the Book."

If this wasn't enough on, November 3 the Undergrad hosted the 3rd annual gaming night. In conjunction with American Music Month, a panel discussed generating music as an integral aesthetic component of game worlds, a critical analysis of music in video games and its role in the game development process, and  how composers can get involved with making music for video games. Then the dozens of students in attendance got down to business with a competition on the newly released Guitar Hero 3. Fun was had by all.  For upcoming events, visit http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl/events/events.html


Wellness Partner - McKinley Health

Over the last 16 months McKinley Health Center and the Undergraduate Library have been working together with a goal of promoting the effective use of consumer health information and resources both on campus and in our world. UGL participates in "Stall Stories," a monthly health bulletin featured in our 8 bathrooms and as a Stress Relief Pack distribution site during finals. Moreover, Jennifer Halls-Carson has been providing monthly Wellness Consulting with the hopes of expanding this to weekly consultation hours with rotating health educators. For more information regarding UGL Partnerships, contact Meg Burger.