Holiday shopping is crazy enough without getting caught by traffic accidents. This link: http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/traffic/trafficpage/TrafficPage.aspx shows real-time accident and hazard information for Henrico and Chesterfield counties as well as Richmond itself. Another tip from the Richmond Police: "The single biggest problem right now is people leaving stuff in their cars. GPS devices, presents, purses, etc that are … Continue reading More holiday safety
New PRC Library Suffers Flooding
What an uproar in the library this morning when security officers opening the building discovered flooding in the library near the reference area. Both levels of the building took on damage. Computers, books, and furniture had to be cleared from the area and the surfaces dried and treated. We are having finals and would normally … Continue reading New PRC Library Suffers Flooding
Obama Inauguration at the PRC Library
The big tv in the Parham Campus Library's current periodicals area usually stays off--we don't have the right kind of antenna yet. But instructional support technologist John Smith set us up with a borrowed feed yesterday so the campus community could watch the inauguration. A good number of students, faculty, and staff gathered around to … Continue reading Obama Inauguration at the PRC Library
We've moved from Burnette Hall to the lovely new Ivor and Maureen Massey Library Technology Center. See the slideshow! Library Move Slideshow View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: j. sargeant)
Meet Herbert Hill
He's been around for about six weeks now, but we haven't properly introduced Herbert Hill, our new library specialist. Herb will be Downstairs Guy in the new Parham campus library as he is in charge of stack maintenance. A very obliging fellow, Herb is shown in this picture assembling one of the new spinning display … Continue reading Meet Herbert Hill
Writers’ Strike–doesn’t it make you want to turn off the TV?
Whose Knees are These?
Can you guess who the fellow from Facilities Management and Planning is with his head in the ceiling of the Parham Campus Library? A free bookmark to anybody who guesses. Post your comments below, or if that doesn't work out for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursula K. Le Guin on the Alleged Decline of Reading
In "Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading," Ursula K. Le Guin questions the assumption that books are on the way out. Historically, she points out, the majority of people have not been readers. But it is readers who, also historically, have had both economic and social power. "Literacy was not only the front … Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin on the Alleged Decline of Reading
What was great in 1908?
The January issue of Smithsonian has an interesting article about the year 1908. A hundred years ago the Wright Brothers were proving that aviation might become practical, President Theodore Roosevelt was sponsoring projects like the Panama Canal and the Great White Fleet, and pundits were thinking ahead to what 2008 might hold. Smithsonian articles are … Continue reading What was great in 1908?
First snow of the season
You had to look fast, but the Richmond area did enjoy a dusting of snow on Wednesday, December 5. Starting a little after nine, it was all over by 1:00 p.m. Here, greenery sports whitery on the Parham Campus.