Autumn Fun

jack-o'-lanternsThe leaves are changing color, the sun is rising later and setting earlier, there is a slight nip in the air–fall is here!  That means it is time to uncover your coziest sweaters, discover your favorite hot beverage at the Bistro, and start thinking about pumpkins!  Or more specifically jack-o’-lanterns, because Halloween is just around the corner.  Did you know one of the earliest meanings of jack-o’lantern didn’t have anything to do with pumpkins but actually referred to a man with a lantern or a nightwatchman?  Want to know more about Halloween?  Check out the interesting selection of Halloween-related print and e-books listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.

And here’s to a “bootiful” holiday full of “spooktacular” fun (socially-distanced and safely masked, of course).


New Chairs

Notice anything different about the library?  Over the summer we replaced many of our old wooden chairs with a style of chair that we already have.  If you prefer the old wooden chairs, rest assured that we still several scattered throughout the library.  Interestingly, these wooden chairs came from the original library which was located in Smullin Hall.  The new chairs are able to tip back more easily and safely.

 


New Interface to the Library Catalog

This summer we will be transitioning to a new user interface for the library catalog. We will be transitioning to this new interface in late July 2017.

Designed with the user experience in mind, the interface from ExLibris should be more intuitive and make finding resources easier. As we make this transition, let us know if you have any comments or questions about the new catalog. Feel free to use this form to send us your comments.


Thank you to the Circulation Desk Student Employees

At the Hatfield Library, Circulation Desk student employees are integral to daily operations. Student employees open and close the library, check items in and out, reshelve library materials, ensure items are in correct order, perform building walkthroughs, troubleshoot a variety of technology issues including printer problems, and most importantly, assist any person in the library who needs help. They have answered their fair share of unusual questions and spearheaded or assisted with many different library-related projects. We want to say thank you to all our student employees for their dedication and hard work during the last academic year.

And we would like to say a special thanks and goodbye to our ten graduating seniors:

Maya Jaramillo
Kaitlen McPherson
Rachel Carstensen
Kelly Jones
Isabel Seiden
Sidney Gallardo
Alexander Tripp
Bridget Wulfing
Hiromi Homma
Susana Hernandez

We are particularly grateful to Maya and Kaitlen, who have been working at the Circulation Desk since the beginning of their first year. They have worked hundreds of hours and helped countless people in the library…thanks so much for everything!

Maya Jaramillo

Kaitlen McPherson