Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's Stormy. Save Save Save!

High summer is upon us which means hot temperatures, humidity, and (sometimes unexpected) storms.

Thunderstorms with lightning and high winds can disrupt electricity and network connections on campus.

Even momentary electrical outages such as lights flickering can result in on-campus computers re-starting, with the possibility of losing all your unsaved work.

So when it rains, or bad weather threatens

Don't cry

Save your work!

Save your work.  Save it often.  Save yourself!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Goodbye and Good Luck

Alexandria Library staff on Saturday wished a fond farewell to longtime Library Specialist and "plant lady" Marion Mirehouse.  Marion retired in 2013 after a long career at the Alexandria Campus, and now plans to up stakes and relocate to her home state of Nebraska.

(above: Marion Mirehouse and Matt Todd, Associate Dean of LTR)

In recognition of Marion's long service to the campus the book The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden SB434 D3683 2014 was added to the Library collection and dedicated

"In Honor of Our Perennial "Plant Lady" Marion Mirehouse.  2015"
The Library staff wish Marion all the best in her future adventures!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Get charged

Need to charge your phone or tablet?  Looking for an electric outlet and comfy place to sit?

Look no further!!

Some strategic re-purposing of space in the library has created a Cozy Charging Spot:

Yes!  Those are electrical outlets!

Also, check out our new improved study spaces:

And expanded seating upstairs in the quiet study area:

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Get cooking!

July is Culinary Arts Month.

get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen with one of the Library's new and trendy cookery titles:

America Farm to Table.  TX715 .B34358 2014

The Pizza Bible.  TX770.P58 G45 2014

Pie School.  TX773 .L382 2014

or an old classic:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  TX719 .C454 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fourth of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July, not just with a picnic and fireworks, but a good book:

Fourth of July and the founding of America.  E286 A266 2007

Or a history of Old Glory:

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag. N8217 F55 H55x 2001

Note that the Campus (including the Library) will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of the holiday.