Thursday, October 26, 2006

Ghosts, Vampires and Zombies: Cinema Fiction vs. Physics Reality

With all the reality shows addressing the paranormal and ghosthunting, and the large number of horror movies being generated by Hollywood, it was only a matter of time before scientists start adding their two cents to the debate. Physicist Costas Efthimiou, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, utilizes physics to address inconsistencies associated with mythical creatures of cinema and pop culture. Click here to read his research.

Clocks Fall Back One Hour This Weekend!

This weekend at 2:00am on Sunday, everyone will gain an hour of sleep as we transition from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. Remember to set your clocks before going to bed on Saturday night!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Holiday Trivia Contest

The Circulation desk is hosting a Holiday Trivia Contest.

There will be 3 questions posted at the desk throughout the day. The first person to answer all 3 correctly each hour will win a home baked prize. In honor of Halloween, pumpkin bread will be given out as a prize.

There will also be candy all day for anyone who stops by the desk.

Cell phone policy revisions

We have revised the cell phone policy.

You will now be allowed to use your cell phones in all areas of the library except bathrooms, stairwells and the silent study area.

You are of course expected to be polite and not disturb others, otherwise we may have to ask you to keep it down or go someplace else.

Silence is golden

We have created a NEW Silent Study area in the southeast corner of the 2nd floor. Signs have been posted designating the area.

In this area cell phones, music, and talking will not be allowed. For those of you who need quiet to study, this is an area especially designed for you.

Please use the area and tell us what you think.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We want to hear from you!

The library has put out Comments and Suggestions boxes in key locations for you to tell us what you think. They are at the Circulation desk, by the printer for the computers (under the Comments and Suggestions board), and at the Reference desk.

We have suggestion cards next to the boxes or you can write something up on your own paper.

The boxes will be checked on a weekly basis. Responses will be posted on the Comments and Suggestions board.

So please let us know what we can do to better serve you.