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Phishing Email

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

I have gotten a new phishing email this morning and got an email from one other person that got it also. Please do not click on any links and delete it and remember to empty your deleted items folder in outlook. Right click and select “empty folder”.

It starts out looking like this.
Dear Account User

Your password will expire in 2days time, Kindly Click on etc…

Library Announcements 10.10.14

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Special Collections Unit spotlight

Highlights & Horrors of the Special Collections Libraryspotlightright

Come by on October 20th from 1:00-3:00pm to find out more about Special Collections and what we do!

Published Authors

Congratulations to Diana Finkle and Anne Grant!

Their article  “Taking face-to-face library workshops for freshmen online: From instruction to introduction” was published in College and Research Libraries News.

There’s an App For That

tiger transit logoTiger Transit uses the RideCell app. Once the free app is downloaded onto your phone or tablet, you’ll be able to see the location of the shuttle on the Research Park route and arrival times.  The Apple version of the app (not sure about Android) says it’s iPhone only but you can download it to an iPad.

The shuttle runs from 7am- 8pm.  It departs from Edwards Hall/Hendrix Center on the hour :00 and departs Research Park on the half hour :30 (approx.).

Here are some screenshots of the app. Pretty cool, huh?

— Robin Chambers

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Facilities Announcements

Custodial Services
Eric and I attended a recent meeting with representatives from University Facilities and GCA Contract Custodial to discuss improvements in service.  Please do continue to report any problems to the Security Desk!

Earthquake Drill
World’s Largest Earthquake DRILL is scheduled for Thursday, October 16th around 10:30am.  Your participation is voluntary but we want to encourage awareness of earthquake procedures.  A few years ago the quake in Virginia was felt in the Carolinas and Georgia.  The procedures are simply, “Drop, Cover and Hold-on.”  You may receive a CU Safe alert during the drill for informational purposes ONLY.  Earthquake protocol will become part of the libraries emergency procedures, if not already.

Upcoming Power Outage
Cooper Library electrical will be OFF on Saturday, October 18th, from 6AM to 9AM for work related to the WATT Family Innovation Center.  The building opens at 10:00am that morning so it is hoped that there will be no interruption in services.  Please power your computer OFF when you leave on Friday as a precaution.  Call Library IT if the systems do not respond.  Call CUPD (or me) if there are building-related problems.

Window Painting
Tigerama is painting the front windows today for the Homecoming game on October 25th.

— Teri Alexander

Collection Management Team

Derek Wilmott has agreed to become the permanent leader for the Collection Management Team within the Technical Services and Collection Management Unit.  These new duties are effective immediately.  Derek’s office and phone number will remain the same.  The other Collection Management Team members are Shanette Hampton, Shirley Hendricks, and Jean Pilgrim.  We look forward to working with Derek in his new role.

— Gail Julian 

Grandmas Galore

The Continuing Resources and Government Documents Team (Tech Services and Collection Management Unit) is celebrating this week. Both Yolanda Carter and Kathryn Wesley became first-time grandmothers on September 28!  What are the odds?

Yolanda’s grandson Jackson Amir Lewis was born at 2:56 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 10.7 ounces.  Kathryn’s grandson Owen James Smitherman followed at 3:54 p.m., and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

Both babies and mothers (Yolanda’s daughter Megan and Kathryn’s daughter-in-law Amy) are doing well.

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Jackson Amir Lewis

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Owen James Smitherman

You are Cordially Invited



SCLA 2014 Conference in Two Weeks – Still Time to Register


We hope to see you at the SCLA Annual Conference in Columbia from October 22 to 24! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so by clicking through


— Ed Rock

Library Announcements 10.3.14

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

In the Interim . . .

I have now officially moved into the big, wood-paneled space next to the Byrnes Room – the view isn’t anywhere near as nice as my old office! And we have officially begun the era of “What Now?” There will soon be a Fall Faculty Meeting back on the schedule and a Library-Wide Meeting to talk things over.

Meanwhile, I want to hear from you. Questions, ideas, concerns, complaints, compliments for anyone or anything – I want to know even more than Coop wanted to know. You can email me, snail-mail me, stop by to see me, slip anonymous pages under the secret Dean door in the Byrnes room, make an appointment, hand envelopes to someone to hand to me, whatever – I am dying to hear all your words of any flavor. These next few months are ours to do whatever we want with them to make something great(?) cool(?) happy(?) happen, so give me a clue about what you think that might be. . .  I am so glad that I work with you all.

— Peggy T.

Staff Resignation

Beverly Rainey and Lisa Bodenheimer would like to announce that Vickie Gibbs resigned her position as Library Technical Assistant in the TSCM Standards Management and Assessment Team due to health reasons, effective Tuesday, September 30.

Please join us in wishing Vickie the best. She will be greatly missed.

— Lisa Bodenheimer & Beverly Rainey

Facilities Report

Pascal Delivers
Sherry Volrath has a new phone number.  Please refer any PASCAL DELIVERS calls or inquiries to Sherry at 656-2197.  I am also listed as the other contact for Clemson.

Facilities Listserv
I would also suggest you use the facilities listserv email address rather than directing emails to an individual.  The appropriate person or back-up will help you.  Please use:  Add it to your address book or you can find it on the Facilities staffweb page!

Coming Soon
Chat at the Security Desk.  Security Officers are using Libanswers to log questions – the same program used by librarians and circulation staff.  We hope to add the chat feature in the near future.

— Teri Alexander

October Birthdays


Joanna Wiley — 9
Bev Rainey — 10
Laurie Varenhorst — 18
Susan Hiott — 21
Pat Menzies — 22
Katherine Pelfry — 27
Janice Prater — 29
Pat Gosnell — 30

Clemson Z Run

clemsonzrunThe City of Clemson, Staff Senate and Clemson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management have teamed together for the Clemson Z Run.  The 4K obstacle course will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Helping Hands of Clemson and Clemson University Staff Senate Scholarship Fund.

See for more information.

— Judy Pruitt

Library Announcements 9.26.14

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Provost Listening & Learning Tour

Not_ListeningProvost Jones has asked me to schedule a “listening and learning tour meeting” with all of the faculty and staff of the Clemson University Libraries.  The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 29, 12:45-1:45pm, Brooks Center Theater.  Please plan to attend.

— Peggy Tyler

Travel & Non-Travel Approval & Funding FormMoodle_travel_icon_2

The Library now has one form for requesting approval and funding for work related travel and non-travel, such as webinars. This form replaces our Travel Form and Non Travel Funding Request Form.  Complete the new form online and print out the pdf.  You will need to route the printed pdf for approval signatures. Please test it out and provide me any comments or suggestions.  Find the form on the StaffWeb at

— Tammy Crane

Facilities Report

West Parking Lot
The west lot, after a long wait, is finally open for business.

3rd floor space instagramFormer Cataloging Space
The yellow walls (office landscaping) are down!  The public restrooms in that corner are open and the students have found them.  Office furniture formerly in that area has been re-purposed for use in the Facilities offices on 3rd floor.  Give us time to get unpacked and come take a look.

The serious problems with custodial are being addressed with the contract manager and University Facilities.  Please continue to send me any reports of problems.  Thanks!

— Teri Alexander

Trial of Streaming Video Service

Clemson Libraries’ 30-day trial of streaming video from Kanopy–featuring documentaries on the work & practices of world-famous contemporary architects, artists, and designers– is now live, as of September 4th. Urban planning and art history are included, too. Please give it a try and send feedback to Kathy Edwards at

— Kathy Edwards

Cooper Library: The Next 50 Years

Did you know the 50th Anniversary of Cooper Library is coming up in 2016? Check out this video to see the vision for transforming the building and making connections to the rest of campus.

— Amber Day

Clemson Z Run

clemsonzrunThe City of Clemson, Staff Senate and Clemson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management have teamed together for the Clemson Z Run.  The 4K obstacle course will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Helping Hands of Clemson and Clemson University Staff Senate Scholarship Fund.

See for more information.

— Judy Pruitt

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Be Part of SCLA Spark Talks 2014 – Propose by October 1st


Propose a fast-moving presentation of five-minutes for the SCLA Conference on your latest and greatest ideas. Proposals are due by October 1st. See full details at:

Make Your SCLA Hotel Reservation by October 1st
See the full Conference site for all the details at:

— Ed Rock


Library Announcements 9.19.14

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Employee of the Year: Christopher Chapman

A big congratulations to Christopher Chapman, our 2013 Employee of the Year! Thank you, Christopher, for 15 years of wonderful service to the Libraries. You can read the announcement of the award and view all our 2013 nominees on StaffWeb.

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— Amber Day

Employee Recognition Day – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Employee Recognition Day yesterday. We enjoyed seeing everyone and taking some time to recognize the many accomplishments of our employees. You can view the appreciation video and kudos PowerPoint on StaffWeb.

If you haven’t picked up your employee gift yet, please come see Amber in the admin. office to get it.

— Amber Day

Library Technology Spotlight 2014

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for the inaugural Unit Spotlight for Library Technology! I appreciate the time you took to drop in to see the amazing work that your colleagues are doing, and I hope you left with a better understanding and appreciation of the wonderful work they do every day. We had a great turnout and appreciate your interest in our unit!

See a full report of the event on Staffweb.

Library Technology Spotlight

— Chris Vinson

Banned Books Readings

Wednesday, September 24
1:30 – 3:30pm
Cooper Library, front lobby

In honor of National Banned Books Week, students in Lucian Ghita’s World Literature classes will read passages from books that have previously been banned or challenged in South Carolina.  Authors include Alison Bechdel, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, and more.

— Camille Cooper

How to Book a Study Room Refresher

Everyone needs a little reminder every now and again, and now that fall semester is in full swing and room reservations are in high demand, I thought it might be helpful to send out a refresher on how to book a study or meeting room.

Clemson students, faculty, and staff with a valid Clemson email address and ID can reserve study and meeting rooms.  Room reservations for all study rooms are accepted up to two weeks in advance and must be made at least 2 hours in advance. We have implemented a slight change recently to ensure that the email address provided belongs to a real person. Once the reservation is placed, you will receive a confirmation link to the email supplied. Be sure to click on the link within 30 minutes to confirm your reservation. Otherwise the reservation is dropped.

If you need to reserve room 103, you can do that by visiting the 103 Cooper Study & Meeting Room page. This requires confirmation from Information Services staff so be sure to look for an email confirmation. If you don’t receive one, something rare might have happened and we can assist! Just let us know if you we can help. As a reminder, room 103 is available to Library employees and Cooper Library tenants only Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5pm.

We realize it’s a lot to remember, so if you have questions, just ask us!

— Fredda Owens

Clemson Z Run

clemsonzrunThe City of Clemson, Staff Senate and Clemson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management have teamed together for the Clemson Z Run.  The 4K obstacle course will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Helping Hands of Clemson and Clemson University Staff Senate Scholarship Fund.

See for more information.

— Judy Pruitt