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Monday, November 29, 2004 02:29 p.m. Pre-construction
Those of you studying along the south side of the library will hear the sounds of construction. A sort of "trial run" is in progress; the overall look of the proposed construction for the spring will be evaluated. We thank you for your patience.

Friday, November 19, 2004 11:39 a.m. Thanksgiving Hours
As a reminder, the library hours will be different during the week of Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, November 24th, the library will close at 2pm. Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th, the library will be closed but will reopen over the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:33 a.m. Thank you for your patience.
As we upgrade out network here at the GTU, you've been experiencing difficulties using our databases. We would like to thank you for your patience in these matters and hope to be "back to normal" shortly.

Monday, November 1, 2004 10:49 a.m. November Workshops
The GTU library continues to offer workshops though the month of November. If you are still interested in learning about electronic databases and how to use them to find articles, Journals 1 and 2 may be for you. Learn to better search our own library catalog, GRACE, or learn how to write a research paper using the Turabian style. You can even learn about Power Point. Stop by the reference desk if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 01:52 p.m. Renovations to Resume
Good news for GTU library patrons! Our Board of Trustees has generously agreed to continue with our library renovations. Although the process will take a while (and will not begin until the spring), we can look forward to a time where we won't worry about rain INSIDE everytime it rains OUTSIDE.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 05:03 p.m. Welcome to the Archives!
For students and faculty looking for materials closely linked to the GTU and its member schools, and centers, look through the archival finding aids found at http://findaid.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/ark:/13030/tf6g5012hs Any questions? Please contact Cinda Glenn at lglenn@gtu.edu.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 03:16 p.m. Sunny Days/Chilly Library
The calendar says October 12th but it feels like summer outside... really warm and sunny! Inside the GTU Library, you may feel a slight chill. Our materials like a constant temperature and humidity; when the mercury goes up, our air conditioners switch on! If you're dressed for the warm weather outside, pack a sweater or sweatshirt for studying inside!

Thursday, October 7, 2004 10:31 a.m. GTU Library homepage
With the advent of Fall, it seems time to begin our blog again. Welcome to our new friends and welcome back to our old! Please stay tuned for regular updates.

Wednesday, April 7, 2004 12:17 p.m. Emergencies
I was just listening to the sirens go off today at noon. I didn't think anything was happening but they seemed somehow more energetic today than usual. This is how I discovered the UC Berkeley emergency web site. It told me exactly what was happening today, and had there really been an emergency in this neighborhood, it would have said what to do. It also says that you can tune in to KALX (90.7 FM), the campus radio station. So keep it in mind :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 05:48 p.m. More weather
It's been chilly inside, especially if you sit in the corners of the library. Sit in the center seats if you tend to get cold. On other fronts, it's been quieting down in the library. I imagine that many of you are working on papers, though. Now is a good time to ask questions at the Reference Desk -- it's not that busy and we can give you lots of help.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 09:21 a.m. Air conditioning on!
The heat spell continues outside, but inside the library the air conditioning is finally on. It's quite pleasant inside in the morning but by the late part of the afternoon the air has a certain chill to it. Bring a sweater if you get cold easily. Five day forecast: continuing pleasant in the morning and chilly in the afternoon for as long as the heat spell continues outside, but watch out for cold weather inside if we suddenly return to the usual March weather pattern.

Monday, March 8, 2004 12:05 p.m. Warmer weather
The sudden warm spell that we are having means that the library is warming up too. It always takes a couple of days before the heating and cooling system adjusts to sudden changes, so if you are coming to the library, dress for warm weather inside! Five day forecast: air conditioning kicking in around Tuesday or Wednesday; gradual cooling inside with possible need for sweater by Thursday.

Friday, February 27, 2004 03:19 p.m.
Today I'm just feeling like saying "thank you" to all our patrons for their kindness and patience. we all work in libraries because we like to work with people, so when we can really give you our best service, it makes our day, too! It never ceases to amaze/sadden me that there are people in this world who believe that being mean and nasty is the only way to getting their way. But here in the library at least, the understanding people get what they need, and usually then some. It's not always easy to give immediate service to a lot of different people with a lot of different needs, so a little patience goes a long way. It's great to work with so many wonderful people each day. From all of us, a big THANKS to you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 01:55 p.m. The Guadalajara International Book Fair
Long ago I dreamed of going to an international book fair. Publishers from all over the world gather to show and sell their new books. I made it as far as the Tokyo Book Fair and the Jakarta Book Fair, but never to one of the really famous shows like Frankfurt or Guadalajara. Someday. In the meantime, new books from last December's Guadalajara International Book Fair are now on display at the library. (These were purchased for the library by our Library Director, Bonnie Hardwick.) These Spanish-language books will become part of the collection, and after the display comes down on March 8, you, too, can be one of the lucky first people to check one of these books out. So come on in for your preview today! Five day forecast: cozy and comfortable.

Thursday, February 12, 2004 02:05 p.m. Richard Meier's Jubilee Church
I was never that up and up on architects until I started working here. I had never heard of Louis Kahn until then but I have to say that working in this building has given me a real appreciation for the art. In March we'll be having an exhibit about another famous architect, Richard Meier, who just finished the Jubilee Church in Rome. It's the first church built in Rome in hundreds of years. Richard Meier himself will be here to give a lecture on March 18. Save the date and watch for further updates! Weather forecast: smells returning tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 04:11 p.m.
Yesterday many of you may have noticed a strong chemical odor in the Library building, especially on levels 1 and 2. The odor is caused by vapor coming from the painting of the parking lot structure owned by UC Berkeley and located directly south of the library. Officials at UC Berkeley in charge of this project have assured us that the odors, while unpleasant, are not harmful at the concentrations we are seeing. However, air intakes for levels 1 and 2 of the library will be closed as soon as the contractor begins work again in order to prevent large amounts of the vapor from entering the building. UC Berkeley expects this part of the work to be completed by this Friday. Weather report: stuffy and stale.

Friday, February 6, 2004 03:20 p.m. The UCB Library
By the way, The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is one of the finest research collections in the United States with over nine million print volumes in addition to other media. GTU students, faculty, and visiting scholars may obtain a free library card for borrowing books and other materials from the UCB Library. Bring your GTU ID card with a current registration sticker to the Service Desk in the Doe Library (also referred to as the Main Library). You will be issued a separate library card for UCB on the spot. Be sure to take advantage of this wonderful resource!

Friday, February 6, 2004 11:28 a.m.
Weather report: Consistent outside temperatures for the past several weeks has meant pleasant and consistent temperatures inside the library. People in short sleeves have been spotted walking around the library, but people in jackets also seem happy. Five day forecast: cozy and comfortable.

Thursday, February 5, 2004 01:14 p.m.
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