Commons construction updates

This is a reminder that construction crews will be in the Hodges Library starting on Monday, May 21.  They will begin to prepare the area by covering the marble floor and hanging dust barriers. We could see demolition begin as early as Tuesday, May 22 in Room 245.

We are still in the process of clearing Commons South, but it is virtually shut down at this point.  Since the DART machine and copiers have yet to be moved we have not taped off Commons South so that students may still have access to that equipment. But that will occur at some point next week and then it will be entirely closed to the public.  We will be moving the rest of the furniture and Steelcase systems that are integrated with networking and power from Commons South by the end of the week.

Services and individual offices normally in the areas affected by the construction have been relocated.

 Service Locations:

Circulation moved to the Melrose entrance

The Information/Laptop Checkout Desk in Commons North is closed.  Library users may checkout laptops from the main Circulation desk.

The Research Assistance Desk has moved to room 135 on the 1st floor (Reference Room).

The Studio is has relocated to room 211.

OIT Help Desk and Computer Support has moved to Commons North

Equipment locations:

The scan-to-print scanner formerly located just inside Commons South has been relocated to Commons North in the area with the white canvas screens

The adaptive technology workstation with the adjustable height desk is now located in Commons North in the area with the white canvas screens

The Sorensen video phone formerly located in the first group viewing room in 245 has been relocated to the area with the white canvas screens

There is a VCR, monitor, and headphones in the area with the white canvas screens

This coming week, two copiers, one all star and one copycard, will be moved to Commons North beside the OIT Lab Services desk. The DART machine will go into storage.

Students needing to add money to their volcard accounts have the following options: http://web.utk.edu/~volcard/gfaq_allstar.html#as2/

IUS Temporary Office Locations:

Mary Greer Room (shared workspace) – Greg

Viewing Room 252.  (shared workspace)

Joe Ferguson 321-C

Steven Milewski 322-C

Cathy Jenkins 321-D

Will Veale 322-B

Phones: Circ / Media

The main library line 974-4351 is operational as always

946-2100 is operational at the Circulation Desk

974-4473 is operational in the Mary Greer room

The credit card line is operational at the temporary Circulation desk

The fax line is operational in the Mary Greer room

All Circulation lines excluding Greg’s number and Steve M.’s number have been forwarded to 946-2100.

Greg’s line goes straight to voicemail, so you may still refer specific questions to that number 946-2101

Steve’s line goes straight to voicemail, so you may direct video streaming, Disability Services, and other questions to that number 974-2647

The Information Desk number 974-4171 has been forwarded to 946-2100

 The Studio / Instruction / Outreach

All lines with voicemail go straight to voicemail

All lines without voicemail are forwarded to an unpublished number on a phone in room 252

The Studio line has been relocated to room 211

Research Assistance

The Research Assistance Desk line 974-6873 has been relocated to the Research Desk in the Reference Room.  The number previously on that desk 974-4180 is forwarded to that line.

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