24/5 is over, so take a look at the Library’s hours over the next few weeks and the summer on our Hours page. Hope your finals went well, and that you get to relax a bit. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
Take a break from your studying to have some coffee and bagels in the Library at 10 pm on Sunday, May 12. Thanks to Res Life for generously sponsoring this event, which will be held in the 2012 Lounge on the main floor of the Library (where the vending machines are).
Coffee image from Apple’s Eyes Studio: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Hot_drinks_g184-Cup_Of_Coffee_p31711.html Bagels image from Marcus: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Breads_Cakes_and_Coo_g268-Bagels_On_Bread_Board_p131974.html
Unattended belongings attract thieves. Please do not leave any valuables unattended in the library; this includes, but is not limited to: backpacks, laptops, wallets, purses, USB drives, textbooks, and cell phones.
It may seem like you’ll only be gone for a minute, but one minute is all that it takes for someone to walk off with your stuff.
[Lost and Found is located at the Circulation Desk.]
Want to relax a little? Try some yoga on Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 pm. Come to the lower level of the Library between the Writers Center & TLTC. We know it’s a stressful time of the semester, so treat yourself right and take a yoga break. Co-sponsored by the Wellness Office and the Library.
Image from Master isolated images on freedigitalphotos.net
Grab free coffee or hot chocolate from our vending machine on Mon. & Tues. in the 2012 Lounge (Library Main Floor). Free vending will run from 7:00 am on Monday, 4/29 to 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 1. Come any time day or night – we’re open 24/5 now. See you there!
Image by pichart99thai on freedigitalphotos.net.
Starting Sunday, April 28 at noon, the Library will be open on a 24/5 schedule through the end of the semester. This means we’ll be open continuously, five days a week, closing only on Friday and Saturday nights at midnight. For full hours from now until the end of the semester, see our Library Hours.
24/5 hours are in effect from Sunday, April 28 until Tuesday, May 14, when we close at 11 pm.
The Library will be open the following hours during the 24/5 period:
Sunday, April 28 — we will open at 12:00pm and stay open until 12:00am (midnight) on Friday, May 3
Open 24 hours
Saturday, May 4
11:00am – 12:00am (midnight)
Sunday, May 5 — we will open at 12:00pm (noon) and stay open until 12:00am (midnight) on Friday, May 10
Open 24 hours
Saturday, May 11
11:00am – 12:00am (midnight)
Sunday, May 12 — we will open at 12:00pm (noon) and stay open until 11:00pm on Tuesday, May 14
Open 24 hours
*Not all services will be available at all hours.
SERVICES AND EVENTS
Ask Us 24/7 Chat is available around-the-clock to answer your research questions. See http://purchase.libguides.com/askus
Text Us will maintain the same hours as during the regular semester. See Text Us hours.
Group Study Rooms (2nd floor – rooms 2001A and B) can be reserved through the Campus RMS Calendar. For instructions see http://tinyurl.com/reservestudy
Finals Countdown – The Library is sponsoring relaxing study-break events the week before finals, including: yoga, origami, free coffee, and other activities. Look for signage and emails with more information on these fun ways to de-stress during crunch time.
MORE Card – Remember to carry your MORE Card with you at all times if you come to the library overnight.
Commuters – There is no parking in Lot W1 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Respect Your Purchase! We ask for your help keeping the Library clean and respecting the Silent and Quiet Study Zones during the 24/5 finals period. Those studying around you will be thankful!
Library Policies – Please review the Library’s policies including guest, food, noise, and cell phone policies.
Be sure to save documents regularly as you work on your final papers. It takes two seconds and will save lots of headaches and pain. You’ve worked hard on those papers! Don’t lose them.
Email to Yourself and Save to USB Drive
On the Library’s public computers, be sure to email your documents to yourself and save to a USB or thumb drive. Saving in two places is always good practice.
Don’t Save to My Documents or Desktop
Do not save to My Documents or the Desktop and expect the file to be there when you next login. Public computers are frequently wiped of all files.
If you’ve had CTS set up a home directory, then you can save to your home directory. This network space is available from all public computers only if you’ve requested it from CTS. Here’s CTS’s directions on how to do that: https://planet.purchase.edu:8443/display/CTSKB/Web+and+File+Space+Support#WebandFileSpaceSupport-request
Emailing Files to Yourself
If you open a file from an email, be sure to save it to a better location before making changes. If you make changes and just hit save, it saves to a temporary and inaccessible location. You may save briefly to the Desktop or My Documents, and then attach the file to an email, and send it to yourself.
It’s now much easier to recycle your bottles, cans, and paper, and to properly dispose of your trash in the Library. We have new sets of three cans (paper recycling, bottle and can recycling, and trash), clearly labeled, around the Library. Please use them, and help us provide a cleaner Library for you and your friends!
We heard what you said in our online survey last year. These cans are a direct response to your requests for cleaner spaces and more trash cans. Thank you to the Green Fee Fund for providing the funding for the new cans.
A conversation with Gene Young, Gordon Parks’ Former Wife and Editor, and Mario Sprouse, Gordon Parks’ Musical Collaborator. Moderated by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Foundation.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Library, First Floor, Government Documents Area
Reception and refreshments to follow.
Please join the Purchase College Library and the Gordon Parks Foundation for an exciting conversation and exhibit.
About the event:
In celebration of Black History Month, join the conversation and hear stories from Gordon Parks’ longtime colleagues about his photography, music, writing, and film-making as well as learn about the many events celebrating Parks’ centennial year (2012-2013). The Gordon Parks Foundation’s archive of photography, music, and film is housed in the Purchase College Library. Examples of Parks’ work are now on display on the Library’s First Floor. For more information on Gordon Parks please visit: www.gordonparksfoundation.org
About Gordon Parks:
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas. An itinerant laborer, he worked as a brothel pianist and railcar porter, among other jobs, before buying a camera at a pawnshop, training himself, and becoming a photographer. In addition to his storied tenures at the Farm Security Administration, the Office of War Information (1941–1945), and Life magazine (1948–1972), Parks was a modern-day Renaissance man who found success as a film director, author, and composer. The first African-American director to helm a major motion picture, he popularized the Blaxploitation genre through his film Shaft (1971). He wrote numerous memoirs, novels, and books of poetry, and received many awards, including the National Medal of Arts and more than fifty honorary degrees. In 1997 the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. mounted his retrospective exhibition “Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks.” In 2012 The Gordon Parks Foundation published “Gordon Parks: Collected Works.”
The Library has a mobile web site with mobile-friendly resources and services for you to use. When you access the library’s web site from a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, iPod, etc.), you should be automatically directed to the mobile version. Or, you can use this URL: http://purchase.libguides.com/mobile/1062
Please let us know if you have any suggestions or additions for the mobile site, or if you would like more assistance with using it.