Showing posts from September, 2008

As I was saying...

...the other day, there have been some big (well we think they're big) things happening around here since waaaay back in April.

Big Thing #1 - Back By Popular Demand are our Library Orientation Sessions. Beginning Monday, and for the next 2 weeks, we're offering you the chance to find out how to use the library and get the most out of it. Sessions only last about 1/2 hour and are scattered throughout the day, as follows:

Tuesday, Sept 9 11:30 1:00 and 5:00
Wednesday, Sept 10 11:30 1:00 and 5:00
Friday, Sept 12 11:30

Tuesday, Sept 16 11:30 1:00 and 5:00
Wednesday, Sept 17 11:30 1:00 and 5:00
Friday, Sept 19 11:30

You can sign up in advance (in the library) or just show up. You won't regret it (however, if you do regret it...I don't know, just chalk it up as one of many regrets you'll have in the course of your life, along with all those things you won't regret).

Big Thing #2 - We've got laptops! Ever wish you could sit in one of our comfy chairs and surf the Net at t…

You're so glad to be back!

You're right - 4 months is a long time to live without the Library (I know you missed us - come on, admit it). But you're here -and we're here. It's just that getting here will be a bit of a challenge, given that bloody big...wait a minute. Sorry. I forgot, many of you have never been to the library - an 18 year old frosh from Cole Harbour or 24 year old grad student from Calgary is still figuring out where everything is.

The Patrick Power Library (Patrick, by the way, was a Halifax merchant who flourished-you have to make a lot of money for someone to say you flourished-in the 19th century) is that 3-storey building at the north end of McNally - the one that shines like a beacon of scholarly inspiration at night - o.k., the one with the bloody big hole in front. That hole, of course, will, over the next year, be transformed into a beautiful new atrium linking the Library, Science and Burke buildings. But, in the meantime, you'll have to navigate through McNally'…