Monthly Archives: August 2014

Volunteer for the info desk

During the first two weeks of the fall semester, there will be a temporary information desk in the Daley Library lobby to help new and returning users with questions and directions and to provide information about all of the resources and services that the library offers.

The desk will be in place Aug. 25 – Sept. 5, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except for Sept. 1, Labor Day).

The Library is seeking employee volunteers to staff the desk for one hour shifts throughout the two weeks. Volunteers may be from any and all Daley Library departments. Information and a brief training will be provided for all volunteers prior to their shift.

If you are able and willing to take one shift or more, please indicate your availability and preference via the following poll:
Please complete the poll by the end of the day on Monday, Aug. 18.

If you wish to volunteer, please check with your supervisor and department head to make sure there is adequate coverage within your own unit at that time.

Volunteers will be contacted for schedule confirmation by the week of Aug. 18. Questions? E-mail Linda Naru.

Thank you for your help!

Librarians assume new roles

As of Aug. 16, three staff members will take on new roles at the Library:

  • Pia Hunter will assume the role of  Visiting Assistant Professor and Copyright and Reserve Services Librarian. In this position, she will lead a program evaluation of circulation services and work toward implementing the resulting recommendations. Additionally, Hunter will develop a copyright education program for the  campus. She will report to Circulation Librarian Bob Daugherty and Scholarly Communication Librarian Sandy De Groote.
  • Isabel Gonzalez-Smith and Annie Pho will now both take on the title of Instructor and Undergraduate Experience Librarian. In these roles, they will spearhead undergraduate engagement and conduct reference and instruction programs. They will remain housed in Research Services and Resources.

Please congratulate your fellow employees and wish them well on their new endeavors!

LHS Special Collections opens house

The Library Diversity Committee invites you to attend the next open house

Tuesday, Aug. 5
1-3 p.m.
Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago

All members of the Library community are invited to take part in these
opportunities to increase staff knowledge of operational functions of
library departments.  Through introductory training sessions on specific
tools/processes and overall orientations, the goal is to improve the
number and diversity of staff who can assume different library functions.


You scream, I scream

It’s that time of year! All students and staff are invited to the annual Ice Cream Social:

Noon – 2 pm
Thursday, August 14
Outside west doors of Daley

Stop by to have a treat and hang out for a little while. Please be sure to share with your students.

We hope to see you all there!