Friday, May 22, 2009

New look for the Library website

The library is planning to launch a new site on June 1. We've aimed to keep all the functions of the old site, add some new functions (such as a catalog quick search and live chat assistance), and streamline the look just a bit. We welcome your feedback - either on this blog or via the library's suggestion box. Let us know what you think!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congratulations, Graduating Seniors!

Finals are final-ly over! We extend our congratulations to the Class of 2009...and thank you for returning your books in time to graduate! :-) We'll be lying low in the library until the start of summer classes. The library will be open from 8 am to 5 pm for the next 3 weeks, and closed over the weekends (as well as for Memorial Day) until June 8. Enjoy the break!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Finals Week in the Library: Extended hours and more room to study

Library hours during finals week are as follows: Thursday 5/7: 8 am - 2 am Friday 5/8: 8 am - 10 pm Saturday 5/9: 9 am - midnight Sunday 5/10: 2 pm - 2 am Monday-Wednesday, 5/11-5/13: 8 am - 2 am Thursday, 5/14: 8 am - 10 pm Friday 5/15: 8 am - 5 pm Saturday-Sunday, 5/16-5/17: Closed The Library has opened up a new Screening Room on the ground floor, with a wide-screen TV/DVD player for screening movies and room to relax & hang out. During finals week this will be open as a space for students to take a break from studying. Beginning in the summer, this room will be available for students and faculty to schedule for watching films, working on group projects requiring projection from a laptop to the "big screen," and editing audio or video files (a well equipped computer is on its way!).

The Library Electronic Classroom will be open to students during library hours for finals week (5/7 - 5/14).

Good luck with finals!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ed LaMonte's Retirement Lecture

The BSC Library is honored to present podcasts of the retirement lecture of Dr. Ed LaMonte. They are located at: The top URL is to the audio version, and the second URL is to the video version. They may take a few moments to load. Dr. LaMonte's retirement lecture took place on April 28, 2009, in the Norton Auditorium, and was entitled "Putting it All in Context." We hope you enjoy the podcast. Steve Laughlin