PASCAL Delivers -Temporary Suspension of Services

Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma on member libraries around the state, PASCAL Delivers requesting will be temporarily suspended at noon tomorrow (Friday) and remain suspended at least through Monday.
The courier service will also be suspended starting Monday. Please be aware that recently placed PASCAL requests may be delayed because of this pause in services.
You may contact Access Services Librarian Phillip Hays at haysp@winthrop.edu with any questions. We will post an update when services resume.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, September 4th, to Sunday, September 10th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Opens at 7:00 AM 7:00 AM to Midnight
Wed. & Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

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Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 28th to Sunday, September 3rd:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 AM to Midnight 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. Closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. 24 hour access will begin on September 5th.

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Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

GPO Issues Digital Release of the Historical Congressional Record of the 1930s.

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress have partnered to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1931 to 1940.  This covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd through the 76th Congresses. You can access these historical records from govinfo.gov.

Click here to read more about the congressional record and how to search the digitized volumes.

 

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Changing the Ending

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C.S.Lewis once wrote that you cannot change the beginning of a thing because it’s already passed.  But you can start where you are and change the ending. That sums up where we are in Dacus: in the middle of change, and trying to change the ending.

Some years ago, I, along with most of the others in the profession, began talking about the coming spate of Baby-Boomer retirements.  That deluge is now upon, and it feels more like a tsunami!  Couple that with a departure or two, and you now need a scorecard to tell who is doing what in Dacus these days.  Herewith, that scorecard, below

We rejoice with those who are at this point in their careers; we also mourn our loss of their experience, institutional memory, and vast competence.  Doubtless we’ll find those to fill their shoes.  But to recapture all that experience and expertise will not be easy.  Below I have listed some changes that have already taken place, or will be taking place soon.  I have indicated the roles they are now filling so you will know whom to call.

Ms. Jackie McFadden … Head of Public Services, replacing David Weeks

Ms Emily Cranwell … Audio-Visual and Reference Librarian, replacing Michelle Dubert               Bellrichard

Offer Extended & Accepted … Collections and Acquisitions Head, replacing Dr. Antje Mays

Ms Michaela Volkmar … Information Literacy Coordinator, taking over for Ms McFadden

Ongoing Searches

Technology Liaison … to fill the retirement by Ms. Brenda Knox

Outreach Librarian … to fill the role held by Michaela Volkmar

Head of Content Services … to fill the retirement by Dr. Ronnie Faulkner

 

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 21st to Sunday, August 27th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tues. – Thurs. 8:00 AM to Midnight 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to Midnight 1:00 PM to Midnight

 24 hour access will begin after Labor Day.

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Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.