Accessibility in the library: take our survey!

With an interest in better serving the needs of the entire Reed Community, the Library is seeking student perspectives and experiences with library spaces and resources regarding accessibility. Your feedback from this survey will help us identify areas requiring fine tuning, possible change, or potential new directions that increase the accessibility and usefulness of all library spaces.

http://bit.ly/ReedLibraryAccessibilitySurvey19

Even if you don’t use the library, we would love to know your thoughts!

The survey will close March 22, 2019.

Paper copies of the survey may be obtained from the circulation desk in the library. For assistance in completing this survey, please write to buchholl@reed.edu.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, with all identifying information removed.

Survey approved by Reed College IRB as ‘exempt’, 2/27/2019.

Spring Thesis Desk Lottery

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, February 11.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library.

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, February 12 along with a map of thesis desk locations, so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, February 13 in Library 17.  You or your proxy must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

NOTE:  Some desks, as indicated on the map, will be shared.  In order to help create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list who has a lower number.  Please make those arrangements before the noon time selection and let us know that is your plan when your name is called.

Any questions contact Brian Kelley

Reed College Canyon: new digital collection now available!

We are excited to announce a new RDC resource: the Reed College Canyon collection!

The images in this collection were largely created by Canyon Restoration Manager Zac Perry to document the Canyon from about 1999 to the present. The Reed Canyon was declared a wildlife refuge by the state of Oregon in 1913, and restoration efforts began in 1999. “Restoration goals include improving diversity of wildlife, managing invasive plant species, restoring native plant communities, and increase potential habitat for salmon and other resident fish.” (https://www.reed.edu/canyon/visit.html)

Also included in this collection are photographs of Canyon Day, images created by Canyon student employees and visitors, as well as pre-1999 photographs from the Reed College Archives.

This collection is open to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Contact Laura Buchholz or Zac Perry.