The Olive Tree
The first semester of the academic year promises to be a busy and successful time at Fogler Library with increased use from our new and returning students. Classes began in August and the library remained open for Labor Day to provide access to the reserve materials needed for classes. We have over 100 classes taught by the reference and science staffs both in the library instruction room and in the course classrooms. Staffs are busy processing reserve materials for collections in Circulation, the Media Resource Center, and online. We are also hiring and training the approximately 80 student employees we need to keep the building open and to offer services to our
Fogler Library continues to grow in depth and to provide new collections and more services for the university community. The Jewish Heritage Video Collection, made possible by a grant from the Charles Revson Foundation and a contribution by Norman Minsky and Renee and Leonard Minsky, provides over 20 tapes on Jewish life, history, and culture. These tapes will be of use to many disciplines and are available for loan to any library in the state.
The Library continues partnering with the bookstore and this year we were pleased that the Fogler Library building was selected as the 2004 holiday ornament. Proceeds from ornament sales will support the Alternative Spring Break. Many students and representatives of the University community attended the unveiling of the ornament at the bookstore. The Library will also partner with the bookstore for a reception of University authors to be held in the Library in the fall.
The Science and Engineering Department has begun a series of discussions that will be held in the Library. The first is a panel discussion on communication and science on campus. These discussions pull on the expertise of University faculty and researchers and are open to the public. Interlibrary Loan staff continues to expand their services to provide more information to users and more services, including an expanding scanning service.
I hope some of you will have the time to visit, at least virtually, to read about some of our collections and services. If you are able to visit us I would be pleased to give you a tour of the library so you can meet the staff and see the resources and services I have described. Thank you for your support. Please keep in touch. I hope you are pleased with what we are doing and you will continue to support us into the future.
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