Carol Green reports, “FRL seemed busier than usual during Autumn Quarter. We were aware of the increase in enrollments as students used the library space for study and research. Group study space is at a premium throughout CFR, and FRL is happy to provide space for students to work together. The UW Libraries’ new beverage policy allows covered cups (not paper) and bottles in the library as long as they are used with care. However, please don’t bring your lunch!
We recently completed the serials review and made final decisions on serial cancellations, saving over $18,000 of the serials renewal budget. Some of this savings comes from moving a number of titles from print to electronic-only subscriptions. These changes will start January 1, 2002. Markers on the display shelves and in the stacks will notify when a title is available in electronic format only. Let me know if you have questions or if you need an article from a cancelled journal. We can get a copy of it for you without charge.
The new electronic reserves system (e-res) was fully implemented and is working well. Kathy Gilbert reports that the 40-plus documents put up on e-res had over 1,000 hits as of December 1, 2001. Both the quality of the documents and the ease of access have greatly improved with the new system. Most documents can be processed within 24 hours, but please give Kathy notice as soon as possible if you plan to submit documents for Winter Quarter. You can contact her at kgilbert@u. washington.edu or call FRL.
I have been participating on the CFR Planning Committee, attending the planning retreat on December 10th, and am a member of the Faculty Senate Council on Faculty Affairs. I also participated in graduate student orientation and gave presentations to new transfer students and to a PSE class.
As a new service, I compiled and distributed a list of faculty publications published in 2001. The list, linked to the FRL web page, will be continued in 2002, with quarterly updates. Send the citations for your new articles, books, and reports as soon as they are published to ccgreen@ u.washington.edu.
I, FRL staff Kathy Gilbert and Kate Scully, and our wonderful student assistants, Laura Keeley, Ismariah Ahmad, Rob Crotty, and Eva Dueringer wish you a happy and very peaceful New Year.”
Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library
Miller Library reopens! The Elisabeth C. Miller Library reopened on December 10, 2001 and once again is serving the CFR community, horticultural professionals, and the general gardening public. Now located in Isaacson Hall at CUH, the library occupies the former classroom upstairs and shares the former graduate student room downstairs with the Hyde Herbarium. Hours are Mondays from 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Tuesday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Approximately half of the collection is available in the interim space, including two-thirds of the books and a broad selection of recent issues of journals and other periodicals. Emphasis in selection was placed on items that have high usage or are not available in other UW libraries. Other holdings that were not damaged are being held in storage and can be retrieved, but need to be requested at least three days in advance. To check on the availability of a particular title, contact the library at 206-543-0415 or email@example.com.
Plant Answer Line, the Miller Library’s popular quick reference service for gardeners, returned to service the same day as the library with extended hours, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and a new phone number: 206-897-5268 or 206-UW-PLANT.