The Jazzman Cometh
By    Ana Bobby
Come in to see the exciting changes at Maag.

Relax… in one of the new Reading Corners in the Reference Room. The comfortable furniture and open views of the campus make it the perfect place to read the current newspapers or magazines provided. Before you leave, don’t forget to visit the display of newly published books.

Visit… the Reading Room in the Archives and Special Collections area. Newly furnished with custom-made mission style tables and chairs, it offers researchers a comfortable place in which to work.

Enjoy… the trendier environment of the Multimedia Center. Updated furniture, rugs, posters, and speakers compliment the new individual and group listening stations. Bring your favorite tune and play it for everyone’s enjoyment.

See… the renovated Lower Level with a new service area for Microforms and Government Documents. Multiple vending machines make the surrounding study areas more user friendly.

Treat… yourself to a cup of coffee and pastry at the new Jazzman’s Café opening this fall in the third floor lobby.

We’ll keep you posted on more changes coming soon!

Lost in the Stacks
By    Debra Beronja
  • “Would someone help me find a journal?”
  • “How do I find a government document?”
  • “May I have help with this microfilm machine?”
  • “Where may I make a copy?”
  • “What happened to the music scores?”
  • “Where do I go for HELP?”

These anxious questions are heard throughout the library at the beginning of every semester. This fall, the answers will be supplied at two new information desks. In addition to the Reference desk on the main floor, patrons will find answers to their questions on the sixth floor where the journals are housed or on the lower level at the old serials department desk. All three service points will be manned during regular library hours.

Photocopiers are also available on all three floors. Comdoc copy cards may be purchased from the machines located on the sixth floor or in the Reference room; the change machine is also located in Reference.

And where are the scores? Responding to many requests from music faculty and students, the library relocated the music scores from the fifth floor to the third floor. Student employees from the Circulation department transferred the oversize and general collection books and scores beginning with the single letter “M” to shelving between the Multimedia Center and the main stack area. The mini-score collection was moved as well. Not only will this be more convenient for users, the close proximity of the scores to the listening center will promote deeper music scholarship.

Death Comes to the Old Website
By    Paul Kobulnicky

On May 1,  2005, Maag library unveiled it's new, totally redesigned web site. This summer the site was beta tested and improvements were made. The new web site is now in production at Maag Library"s web site.

The new web site accomplished three major goals.
  • The navigation between the vast mumbers of links was improved.
  • The content was extensively reviewed, revised and updataed to present a clear and concise message.
  • The user interface was modified, using the lastest web techniques, to create a one screen, non scrolling environment.

We encourage you to explore our new web site.