Friday, December 14, 2012

Best wishes for Winter Break

Best wishes for a happy, restful Winter Break.  And a big congratulations to all of the December Graduates!

If you will be on campus over the break, please be aware of the following:
  • The library will be open for shortened hours.  In general, we will be open from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday only.  We will be closed for the week between Christmas and New Years.  For exact hours, please consult our Hours page.  
  • Over the break, the carpet on the first floor of the library will be replaced.  This means that there will be some commotion and rearrangement of items on that floor.  If you need assistance with accessing the newspapers, Reference Collection, Popular Reading Collection, microforms, or anything else usually found on the first floor, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Spotlight on... Kellie Fisher

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library. Today we introduce you to one of our student workers.

What is your name?  Kellie Fisher

What is your major?  Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

What do you do in the library?  I work in the Acquisitions department on the second floor.  My responsibilities include handling all incoming periodicals, sorting and delivering mail, answering questions, and performing miscellaneous tasks as needed.

What do you enjoy most about your job?   I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. I have always loved libraries, and working at the library is a nice break from the stress of classes. It also provides a flexible schedule so that I can keep up with my school work and participate in other programs and activities.

What’s the best class you’ve taken at BU?   My favorite classes so far have been Comp 1 with Professor Stuart and Intro to Audiology with Dr. Zalewski.

What else do you want people to know about you?   Besides working at the library, I am a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and the Presidential Leadership Program, which provides a variety of wonderful educational, networking, social, and volunteer opportunities.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Congrats to LibQual prize winners!

Thanks to the over 1,600 people who took the LibQual survey! The winners have been selected. Congratulations to the following:

  • 1st prize ($150 Amazon gift card):  Kierra LaForge, sophomore, Audiology/Speech Pathology
  • 2nd prize ($100 BU Store gift card): Brittany Albertson, junior, Communication Studies
  • 3rd prize ($50 BU Store gift card): Samantha Horn, senior, Nursing
  • Winners of the 500 pages of additional free printing:  Luke Peterson, Seth Stropp, Lisa Lower, Ryan Dunleavy, Sara Kaufman
  • Winners of the library swag:  Nicholas Tyson, Morgan Kelley, Erin McLaughlin, Emma Emanual, Jessica Byra