Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What We Did This Semester

Maybe you're one of those people who has a preconceived notion about librarians. You know, we sit behind a desk and point to stuff; we pour over large books of trivial information; we count stuff and put it in alphabetical order. Well, some of that is true; we do tend to count stuff and organize things, but you like that about us, don't you?

Want to know how we spent our time this semester? Well, from August to the end of November, here's what happened in the library:
  • We welcomed 97,560 of you into our sanctuary of study.
  • We answered 3,296 of your questions.
  • We conducted 186 classes in our classroom.
  • We taught 2,630 of you in those classes.
  • We checked out 3,798 books to you.
  • We let you use 2,041 reserve items.
  • We loaned you 638 DVDs and 176 CDs.
  • We borrowed 88 books and journal articles for you.
  • We ordered 407 new books for you.
  • We updated our catalog and website for you.
  • We added 16 additional computers for you.
  • We created a soundproof group study room for you.
  • We hosted a guest artist's fabulous paintings for you.

We did it all with the intention of providing the best customer service around!

Whew! We're ready for a little break, aren't you? After this week of exams, we will shorten our workday to 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday.

Check the website for our hours during the week of Christmas and the first couple of weeks in January.

And rest up over the holiday break. We'll be waiting on you when you get back.

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