home Staff news Fire Alarm Test in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

Fire Alarm Test in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

The new fire alarm system in Ellis Library will be tested next Monday morning, August 15th, from 6:00 – 7:15 am. This is only a test, so there is no need to evacuate when the alarms sound.

home Staff news Grand Reading Room Ceiling to Be Repainted

Grand Reading Room Ceiling to Be Repainted

Some of you may have noticed that the paint is peeling off in several places on the domed ceiling in Room 201. Campus Facilities will be repainting the ceiling on July 18-21, 2022. Room 201 will be closed during that time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sheila

home Staff news Update on Room 202 and Cast Gallery

Update on Room 202 and Cast Gallery

Room 202 is currently closed while the room is being set up for the Cast Gallery to be moved in. They are installing a partial wall that is supposed to be done by the end of March. Once the wall is completed, the south side of room 202 will be opened. The Cast Gallery, on the north side of the wall, is not scheduled to be open until they can install security cameras in May.

home Staff news Water Outage in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

Water Outage in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

Ellis Library will experience a water shut-off on Monday, December 20, from 6:00 – 6:30 am. The water should be back on by the start of the work day. You may find that the water on Monday has a slight cloudy or brown appearance. This is due to sediments in the pipeline, but the water is safe to drink. No boil order will be necessary with this outage.

home Staff news Ellis Library Power Outage, 8/14 from 5 to 8 AM

Ellis Library Power Outage, 8/14 from 5 to 8 AM

Campus Facilities has scheduled a power outage in Ellis Library on Wednesday, August 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 am to complete some work in the building. Please shut off your computers and other electronic equipment when you leave Tuesday afternoon, August 13.

 

home Staff news Relocation of New Books

Relocation of New Books

Awhile back the new books had been moved from the wooden bookcases in the colonnade to some shelving near the Research Help Desk. The shelving was too low for many of our patrons. The new books will be relocated back to the wooden bookcase on the west side of the colonnade, near the newspapers.

home Staff news Update on Proposed Student Experience Center

Update on Proposed Student Experience Center

As you all know, MU leadership has proposed the use of 52 Ellis Library for a new Student Experience Center. They definitely plan to move forward with this project. In addition, they plan to support the addition to UMLD that we need in order to free up much needed space in Ellis Library. Although we have had some concerns about our loss of space, which were shared with administration, it has been decided that it is in the best interest of the students and campus as a whole to move forward with this project as originally proposed. The addition to the depository will also be a great benefit to the entire campus.

We do not yet have a clear timeline for when the relocation of offices will need to take place, but LMT is working with ESFAC and others to make decisions bout this. We will also have information from the space planning consultants that will help in these decisions.

If you have additional concerns, please contact Ann Riley directly. If you hear of student concerns, please contact Grace Atkins, coordinator of ULSAC.

home Staff news Newly Revised Ellis Library Room Reservation Guidelines Available

Newly Revised Ellis Library Room Reservation Guidelines Available

You can access the new Room Reservation Guidelines on the staff web page under Ellis Library: Physical Space.

Please contact Jeannette Pierce if you have comments or questions.

home Staff news Building Maintenance Issues

Building Maintenance Issues

If you haven’t heard, 52 Ellis Library has termites. They have infested the South wall from the east edge of Physical Processing all the way west to Digital Services’ area. There are two issues: killing the termites and repairing the damage to the wall. They will begin work on killing the termites on this Saturday and into early next week. As part of this process, they may use chemicals with an off-gas or foul smell.

home Staff news Libraries Awarded SFCIC Funding

Libraries Awarded SFCIC Funding

The Libraries will receive $50,000 from the Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee to improve group study rooms.