Monday, June 17, 2013

Mantor Monday - Welcome, Summer Experience!

Are you ready for the Mantor Maze?
Incoming First Year  students will be joining us this afternoon for an introduction to Mantor Library. Learning how to navigate the library's multiple (and seemingly random) staircases, levels, and stacks can be a challenge,  and our orienteering activity for Summer Experience pits students against the Maze. Using library resources to decipher clues, students race around Mantor, filling in a Library of Congress call number on their answer sheets. The call number will lead them to a book, and inside the book, they will learn the name of the staff person who is waiting to reward them with their prize. It's a great way for new students to learn about library resources, explore our building, and  meet library staff.
 Fun. Prizes. Candy.
Sounds like a good time to me!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wireless Printing Is Here!

Wireless printing in the library is something that we have all wanted for a long time, so we're very happy to announce that this service is now available. However, there are some limitations:
  • Because the printing queue is accessed through MyCampus, wireless printing is ONLY available to patrons with a UMF log-in.
  • Only PDF's can be printed wirelessly.  Word documents and other formats will have to be saved as a PDF file before printing.
How to use wireless printing:

Log into MyCampus. On the lefthand menu, go to UMF Tools >Web Print. Select "Web Print", then "Submit a job".  Locate the PDF file you want to print, then select your preferred printer. (Library printer choices are Reference Area B+W and color, Peter Mills Electronic Classroom, and KCMC.) The charges applied to your printing account will be the same as they would be for non-wireless printing.

And speaking of your printing account, did you know you can add money to your account online? You can!  You must have a credit card to put money on your account electronically. While logged in to MyCampus, under the Student Services section, choose "Technology Services".  On the right side of the screen, choose "Add to your UMF printer balance online." It's that easy.

If you have any questions about wireless printing in the library, or experience any glitches in the process, feel free to ask a library staff person for assistance. We're here to help!