Friday, April 28, 2006

Library Hours during Exams

It is that time of year again, when we all need extra prowling time in the Library. The Library will be open later for you late night prowlers starting next Tuesday (May 2nd) on the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 2nd - Tuesday, May 16th
Monday - Friday 7am - 2am
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 2am

Wednesday, May 17th, the Library will be open 7am - midnight.

Good luck with your studying and exams and remember to let your favorite Reference Librarian or Circulation Assistant know if you spot any problems.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Enron Trial Exhibits; Corporate Crime Reporter

Those who are interested in corporate crime may be curious to learn that the Department of Justice has created a Web site to provide ready access to documents related to the U.S. government's prosecution of former Enron executives. Exhibits include e-mails, transcripts of conference calls, letters, meeting minutes, and handwritten notes. The material is organized
by the date that it was admitted into evidence.

Another, more generally useful, resource for those interested in corporate crime is the Corporate Crime Reporter. This freely accessible Web site primarily reproduces highlighted material that originally appeared in the print version of the newsletter.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Great Gobs of Gum!

"Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight" (Recorded by: "Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group")

What a silly question....but worth pondering....
along with the question of how wads of gum appear on the library's carpet.

Please help to preserve the facility for current and future users. If you see some, please report it.

Thank you.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Results of the Library's Quiet/Talking Spaces poll

Voting on the Library's Quiet/Talking Spaces poll has ended, and the votes were fairly evenly divided among the three choices. For that reason, the Quiet/Talking room designations will remain as they currently stand.

Again, please remember that any "talking" areas of the library are intended for low-voiced talking, for primarily study purposes. If there's an unreasonable amount of noise in a particular area, students may report it to the Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk. The complaint will be investigated, though action may be slightly delayed in certain circumstances (e.g. assisting another student with a research request).

Please be courteous of others by keeping voices low both in the "talking" rooms and while walking from one room to the next.

Thank you for your participation in our poll and good luck on exams!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Closer to Earth

Many times I have posted about things up and out in space. This time, a bit lower to the ground. Today was the birthday of John James Audubon, born in 1780. Audubon was a great ornithologist, or one who studies birds. His specialty was the birds of North America, and the National Audubon Society was named after him.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Net Neutrality

Most of us use the Internet for all kinds of purposes, and we expect to be able to reach any site without difficulty. We do not expect the telephone or cable companies to act as gatekeepers for the web. However, this may change and may greatly effect the Internet as we know it. To learn more about this issue, visit this site.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 24, 2006

Restricted Library Access after 8:00 p.m.

Beginning today, April 24, and continuing through the end of exams on May 17, law school building access will be restricted between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. During these hours, only Hofstra University students, faculty, and staff may enter the building using their Hofstra ID cards. This building restriction will consequently limit non-Hofstra access to the library after the 8 p.m. hour.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat