We had a water main break on campus. Obviously. It’s hard to miss that.

Mediascape group study in the 24/7 Study Area
But here in the library, we also had some more pleasant changes that took place over the summer. The 24/7 Study Area had some new carpeting installed, and since all the furniture had to be moved around anyway, we used the opportunity to move all the service points (printers, copy machines, coin changers, etc.) to one wall. Better yet, two of the group study rooms became mediascape rooms. These include large monitors for viewing, say, PowerPoint presentations; plugins for six laptops; and adaptors for Macs (you can check these out at the 24/7 help desk). Once you plug into and turn on the equipment, it will give you instructions on how to operate the system.

So welcome back! We hope to see a lot of you this semester.