Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Break

A comment came in over the weekend through our online comment form asking about our hours over fall break. This person was frustrated to discover our reduced hours, indicating that they had only stayed on campus in order to get some work done.

Here's our response:

"Wow, we are so glad to hear that you use the library! Please remember that while the Library is often open 24/7 when classes are in session, hours are reduced during the beginning of each semester, Fall Break and other holidays when classes are not in session. Be sure to check the Library's website for hours or the signs on our entrance doors. Don’t forget that we have many online collections of ebooks and research databases that are available outside of the library."
- Pamela Flinton, Associate Librarian for Research and User Services


You're making us blush, y'all!

"I have found the library has been essential to my success here. I love that we have a research librarian here till 10!"

Our evening research librarian(s) are happy to hear their presence is appreciated. Did you know, some nights we have a librarian here until 11 pm? All of our service hours can be found on our website at http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/libinfo/hours.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Somebody recently dropped by a nice comment about our Library exhibits.

“Please continue to have the exhibits that are found through the different floors. It’s great because it’s always like picking up a little more knowledge unexpectedly. Also, they’re great to show visitors.”

Thanks, commentator! This compliment has been passed on to the Librarian responsible for coordinating these exhibits; she says there's plenty more in the queue. Hope you continue to enjoy them!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Stacks Temperature

Good morning! We've had some comments in the last day or so about the temperature in the Athenaeum, especially the stacks:

"2nd floor is warmer than rest of building, too warm. Feel like (unknown). Please regulate temperature better."

Here's the deal:

We investigated and discovered that our automatic shades have not been coming down to block out the sun as they should have been. The program that automatically operates the shades has been reset and the temperature in the stacks should begin to decrease. Please remember with the warm days and cool nights, the fall season is a difficult time of year to maintain steady temperatures. In our efforts to be a green campus and preserve natural resources, different areas in our building may feel warmer or cooler than anticipated during these first few weeks of October.
- Pamela Flinton, Associate Librarian for Research & User Services