Kresge Library News: Library News Archives


March 11, 2014

Kresge Library to host Laptop & Electronics Registration Program

Tuesday March 18th 11am-7pm
The Kresge Library is pleased to invite the University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) to the Ross School of Business to provide an in-person registration program for laptops and other electronic devices that you have. They offer a free Laptop, Personal Electronics and Bicycle Registration Program that is intended to “deter theft and avoid the consequences or assist in the recovery of stolen property.”

Representatives from the UMPD will be available at the Kresge Library on Tuesday March 18th from 11am to 7pm. They will be located near the entrance to Kresge on the 2nd floor. The process to register your laptop or electronic equipment takes only a minute or so to complete. Upon registering your laptop, personal electronics or even your bicycle, you'll receive two stickers to place on your device or bicycle. One sticker provides the UMPD with tagging information to ensure that you will receive it back if it is recovered. The other sticker is a deterrent to let the would-be thief know that the product is registered in the primary database used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada. Additionally, if your property is found or recovered, the registration record will help the UMPD return your property to you.
If you are unable to make these times, you can still register your laptop, personal electronics or your bicycle by filling out the form found here:
Registration URL: https://www.police.umich.edu/register_property.php
Additional information: http://police.umich.edu/?s=register_property


February 28, 2014

Building Project Update - Cancellation of Daily Newspapers

In preparation for the Kresge 'decant' in anticipation of our move to temporary quarters for the duration of the building project, updated versions of daily newspapers will no longer be available.

Effective March 30, Kresge will no longer be carrying daily newspapers received via Washtenaw News. The Newspaper Browsing area will be disassembled at that time and any current receipts will be shelved on the 4th floor.

We will continue to receive the Financial Times and Barron's at this time.


January 27, 2014

Kresge Library Will Be Open January 28th

Kresge Library will be open normal hours on Tuesday January 28th (7:30am to 1am). As you know, the University of Michigan has cancelled classes for the first time since 1978 for bad weather. Please be careful out there.


January 22, 2014

Assistance from Kresge Library for your Off-Campus Job Search

Many students are currently conducting research for your off-campus job search. At Kresge Library, we have many resources that you can use and they are featured on the Career Resources for Your Off-Campus Job Search guide.


In an effort to better assist your research on this or any topic, we instead are encouraging you to reach out and stop by the reference desk on the 2nd floor of Kresge Library from noon to 7pm, M-F. Additionally, you can request an appointment to go over these resources or get assistance on a particular topic or field. Please use the Kresge Library Contact us form


December 23, 2013

Sending Requests to Kresge LIbrary

During the holiday break, if you have any questions that you would like to send to Kresge, please use our online Contact Us form, or email us at kresge_library@umich.edu. We will get back to you shortly upon our return in January and can assist with any issue you might have for research, career search or work you are doing at Michigan.


Kresge Reopens on January 2nd

Kresge Library is closed until Thursday January 2nd for the Holidays. The see the full Kresge Library hours in the new year, please visit our online calendar.


December 15, 2013

Extended Hours for Fall Exams

We are happy to announce that we are extending hours for final exams. We will be open until 2am on Sunday December 15 through Wednesday December 18th. We will be open until midnight on Thursday December 19.

On Friday December 20th (the last day of exams), we will close at 5pm and not reopen until the new year.

The see the full Kresge Library hours, please visit our online calendar.


September 30, 2013

New Kresge Map Feature

There are now a complete set of maps of the Kresge Library available on the website. Maps can be easily printed or saved for your use. http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/about/directions.htm


September 24, 2013

Deadlines for Coursepacks

Coursepack deadlines for Fall A or Fall 14-week term courses at Ross are as follows:
-Order your coursepack by 12 noon on Wednesday September 25th.

-Request any refunds for coursepacks by 5pm on Friday September 27th. (NOTE: You must have dropped the class for us to process a refund).

-Pickup your coursepack by Monday September 30th.


September 18, 2013

CTools Service Outage: Sunday, September 22, 4:00-7:00am

CTools, UM.Lessons, and UMIAC will be out of service starting at 4:00am on Sunday September 22, for routine maintenance. Service should be restored by 7:00am of the same day. Thank you for your patience.


April 01, 2013

Announcing the First Annual Kresge Library-Gast Library Food Drive Competition! (April 1 to May 31, 2013)

Kresge Library Food Drive 2013 Food Fight

For people here at the University of Michigan, beating Sparty never gets old. Whether it is on the football field, the basketball court, the baseball diamond, in case competitions, in job searches…it always feels great to one up our brethren school in East Lansing. This is the true nature of the great rivalry we share. This year, the business libraries at these two great schools are taking this competitive spirit and putting the rivalry to good use. We are starting a new tradition that will pit the students, staff and faculty at the two business schools to help out those less fortunate in our two communities.

For two months (April 1st through May 31st), the libraries will be leading competing food drives with their respective business schools. The William C. Gast Business Library will be collecting food for the MSU Food Bank. The Kresge Business Administration Library will be collecting for Saline Area Social Services and the Hope Clinic (Ypsilanti). This will be the third annual food drive for Kresge, but their first competition with another library. The libraries will be measuring the food donations in copy paper boxes. The winning library gets the all important bragging rights and a trophy (to be determined) that will move back and forth between the winning schools. The real winner will be the food banks that will be able to replenish their stocks at a time when donations are at their lowest.

During our food drives in 2011 and 2012, we collected over 50 boxes of food each year for Washtenaw County Food Banks. I know we can do better and hope the allure of beating Sparty will get the Ross Community motivated!

Go Blue! Beat Sparty!

Here are the specs:

Dates: Monday April 1 through Friday May 31, 2013

We will have drop-off boxes in Kresge Library at the Circulation Desk on the second floor items from Monday April 1, 2013 through Friday May 31, 2013.

Per the guidelines established by many food banks, we ask you to make sure that the donated items are:
• Non-perishable food products
• Contained in factory-sealed containers
• Currently not expired products
• Not in glass containers (most food banks avoid these as they can break in transit)

Food Items in great need include:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Chili
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Cereal/Oatmeal
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)

Many Food Banks also collect unopened personal products including:
• Diapers
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Disposable Razors
• Travel sized personal products are also very useful

If you want to learn more about food banks and hunger in America, you can see this page on the Kresge Wiki.

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman or at 734-764-9969. The contact at MSU is Breezy Silver - William C. Gast Business Library (Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing)

Thank you for participating in this exciting new competition and Go Blue!


March 21, 2013

2012 Kresge Library Annual Report Now Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 Kresge Library Annual Report. This is the sixth report from Kresge and it showcases the activities and accomplishments of the amazing staff at the library. You can read about our reference interactions with students, faculty and staff; support for MAP and other action-based learning programs; scholarship produced by Kresge librarians; and programs such as our second annual food drive.

In addition, we have a special section where we showcase our work to support for the four pillars of the Ross School of Business’s Strategic Plan: (Positive, Boundaryless, Analytic and Action).

Here are links to the current and older annual reports from Kresge:

The accomplishments recorded in this annual report are possible through the hard work and dedication of the 21 staff and librarians at Kresge. We are also grateful to the work of our part-time student employees and supervisors that keep us running 109.5 hours a week during the Fall and Winter terms at Kresge.


March 01, 2013

Winter break hours change

Due to the Winter Break,Kresge will observe altered hours for the following dates:

Friday March 1: 7:30am-5pm
Saturday March 2: Kresge Library Closed
Sunday March 3: Kresge Library Closed
Monday March 4: 8am-5pm
Tuesday March 5: 8am-5pm
Wednesday March 6: 8am-5pm
Thursday March 7: 8am-5pm
Friday March 8: 8am-5pm
Saturday March 9: 10am-10pm (regular hours resume)
Sunday March 10: 10am-1am
Monday March 11: 7:30am-1am


November 28, 2012

Kresge Library to host Laptop Registration Program (December 3rd and 4th)

The Kresge Library is pleased to invite the University of Michigan’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Ross School of Business to provide an in-person registration program for laptops and other electronic devices that you have. DPS offers a free Laptop, Personal Electronics and Bicycle Registration Program that is intended to “deter theft and avoid the consequences or assist in the recovery of stolen property.”

Representatives from the DPS will be available at the Kresge Library on Monday December 3rd and Tuesday December 4th from 1:30pm to 7:30pm (each day). They will be located near the entrance to Kresge on the 2nd floor. The process to register your laptop or electronic equipment takes only a minute or so to complete. Upon registering your laptop, personal electronics or even your bicycle, you'll receive two stickers to place on your device or bicycle. One sticker provides the DPS with tagging information to ensure that you will receive it back if it is recovered. The other sticker is a deterrent to let the would-be thief know that the product is registered in the primary database used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada. Additionally, if your property is found or recovered, the registration record will help DPS return your property to you.

If you are unable to make these times, you can still register your laptop, personal electronics or your bicycle by filling out the form found here:

Registration URL: https://www.police.umich.edu/register_property.php

Additional information: http://police.umich.edu/?s=register_property

We hope that this will help reduce the number of thefts that take place in public areas of the Ross School of Business and Kresge Library.

Additionally, it is good to know that we have a lost and found in the Kresge Library for a large number of items (ranging from travel mugs, to chargers, or personal electronics, etc.) that have been left at Kresge Library. If you are missing something that might have been left behind at Kresge, please stop by the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor and ask. We might have had this the whole time!


November 07, 2012

2nd Floor Printer Move Thursday Afternoon

On Thursday evening starting at 4pm, the printers in the second floor printer room will be moved to make room for a new media lab. The printers will be moved from their current hideaway to the hallway used as a waiting area for interviews. We hope this will make it easier to find those elusive printers.

During this time, if you need to print in the Library, you will need to trek to the 4th floor to use one of the two printers available in the periodicals section. The work is scheduled to be completed by Friday.


June 26, 2012

Ctools Outage

CTools, UM.Lessons, and UMIAC will be unavailable Saturday, June 30th, beginning at 12:01 AM. Services are expected to be restored before the end of the day on Sunday, July 1st.

It is advised that you plan ahead for this disruption. If you need to access any documents stored in CTools during the upgrade weekend, please consider saving them to your computer ahead of time.


June 11, 2012

IM Reference at the Library is Here to Stay!

For those of you who use our IM chat service on the Library's web site, you may have noticed a message this weekend in the chat box stating that "Meebo Me is being discontinued". Last week Meebo was purchased by Google for a very tidy sum. Over the weekend, Meebo announced that they would be discontinuing most of their services.

IM reference at the Kresge Library will not be going away! The Library has successfully been using the Meebo Me client and widget for the past 3 years to provided IM reference services via the web site. While we are sad to lose such and easy to use and properly priced (free) service, we will be exploring other options for providing IM reference to the Ross community.


May 24, 2012

Kresge Closed on Saturday June 2nd

Kresge Library will be closed all day on Saturday June 2nd for electrical work in the building. We will not have any interruption for using Kresge's electronic resources as the servers will be up and running during this work. Also, the Ross Building will be open on the 2nd. Kresge Library will reopen on Monday June 4th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


May 16, 2012

Reminder: Kresge Business Administration Library’s Second Annual Spring Food Drive Ending Soon

Kresge Business Administration Library's Second Annual Spring Food Drive (now thru June 1, 2012)

Please join the Ross School of Business' Kresge Library as we embark on our second annual springtime food drive for Washtenaw County food banks. We are looking to collect non-perishable food donations that we will distribute to a number of local food banks. We will have boxes available for drop-off of food items from Monday February 20, 2012 through Friday June 1, 2012.

We are undertaking this food drive now for a few reasons:
•Did you know that food banks are overflowing with stock in November through January with holiday-based food drives. While the problem of hunger never goes away, the resources dry up in the spring and summer.
•Did you realize that nearly 40% of our students graduate every April and many are leaving town. This is a great way to lighten your load as you head out with your degree in hand.

Last year during our first food drive, we collected almost 60 boxes of food that were split between the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti, Michigan and Saline Social Services in Saline, Michigan. Here are photos from last year's drive:

2/365/1097 (June 13, 2011) – First Annual Food Drive at the Kresge Business Administration Library at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

We are starting the food drive earlier to connect with MBA1 students who are heading out for MAP assignments and miss almost all of the Winter B term. This year, we will also change the way that we distribute food to local organizations. Instead of waiting until the end of the food drive, we will make a deliver to an organization once we have collected 15-20 boxes of food. We will be including Hope Clinic (Ypsilanti), Saline Social Services (Saline), Back Door Food Pantry (Ann Arbor), and others.

We will have drop-off boxes in Kresge Library at the Circulation Desk on the second floor items from Monday February 20, 2012 through Friday June 1, 2012. Per the guidelines established by many food banks, we ask you to make sure that the donated items are:
• Non-perishable food products
• Contained in factory-sealed containers
• Currently not expired products
• Not in glass containers (most food banks avoid these as they can break in transit)

Food Items in great need include:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Chili
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Cereal/Oatmeal
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)

Many Food Banks also collect unopened personal products including:
• Diapers
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Disposable Razors
• Travel sized personal products are also very useful

If you want to learn more about food banks and hunger in America, you can see this page on the Kresge Wiki:
http://webservices.itcs.umich.edu/mediawiki/KresgeLibrary/index.php/Food_Banks

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman at cseeman@umich.edu or at 734-764-9969.

Thank you for participating in this new annual tradition at Ross.


April 24, 2012

Year End Kresge Library Information for Ross Students and New Graduates (Alumni Services)

Hello Ross Students:
 
With the arrival two weeks ago of the tulips on campus, it is hard to believe that we are just now ending Winter Term and wrapping up another academic year here in Ann Arbor.  

On behalf of the staff at the Kresge Library, I wanted to extend our heartiest congratulations on finishing the school year, especially the MBA1s who are finishing up MAP. If you are graduating, please accept our most sincere congratulations and best wishes on your future success.
 
Please allow me to share information about library services over the summer and those that will be available to Ross graduates through Kresge.
 
Before you leave Ann Arbor:
 
Please consider participating in Kresge’s 2nd annual springtime food drive. Why lug those cans of soup and boxes of pasta off to your home when we can put them to great use in Washtenaw County.  You can drop off non-perishable food items right at the Library’s Circulation Desk on the second floor. We are collecting items through June 1st. For more information, please visit: http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/archives/2012/02/announcing_kres.html
 
Picture of last year's food drive:  
2/365/1097 (June 13, 2011) – First Annual Food Drive at the Kresge Business Administration Library at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 

Also, if we did a good job at Kresge Library during your time here at Ross, please consider ‘signing our wall’ in Kresge's administration offices on the 3rd floor. Think of it like backstage at a musical venue. Someone might be able to point to your name in the future and marvel that ‘we knew you when.’  
 
This is the wall - it would look better with your name on it!
244/365/1339 (February 10, 2012) – Signing the Wall in the Kresge Library Offices (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan)
 
Also, it is a good time to make sure that you have returned any books that you have checked out.  Also, please check Kresge’s Lost and Found (at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor) if you lost something in the library this term.

News for Current and Returning Students 
 
Kresge Library Hours for Spring & Summer Terms: 
As a reminder, we will be closed on Sundays from now until the beginning of Fall Term. During the summer, we are typically open 8am-8pm (Monday – Friday) and 10am-6pm on Saturdays.  To see our library hours – including specific changes for exams and holidays, please visit:
http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/about/hours.htm 

Reference Assistance during Spring & Summer Terms:
Please remember that we are very happy to help you this summer on whatever your information needs might be. If you need assistance over the summer, we are but an email or IM chat session away. You can contact us via email to kresge_library@umich.edu or by using this webform: http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/contact.htm. We will have librarians available for walk-in visitors to the library and you can always make an appointment if you are working on a lengthier project. You may also use the IM chat client that is located right on the Kresge Library's home page: http://www.bus.umich.edu/KresgeLibrary.
 
News for Graduating Students 
 
CTools Access: 
You will have access to your CTools sites for the near future. Most class sites are taken down two years after completion – though if you created a project, you should have it for as long as it is active. 
 
Alumni Access to Select Kresge Library Databases:
As you may know, the Kresge Library offers Ross alumni free access to a select group of databases. We are the only school at The University of Michigan to offer alumni access to databases at no additional cost and this list is the gold standard among American business schools. New resources and changes will be highlighted in Michigan Mail, the Alumni Services web page at the Kresge Library site, and the Library News http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/
 
Access for the full suite of Kresge Resources will be available until your status changes (we expect this to take place in early July). At the point when you become alumni in our system, please follow the links to the resources through the Alumni Resources Page at: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Kresgelibrary/support/alumni.htm 
  
Among the resources that are currently offered to alumni, you will find:
• Career resources (CareerSearch, Vault Online Career Library, WetFeet.com, etc.) 
• Company and industry research tools (ORBIS, Business and Company Resource Center, Business Monitor Online, etc.) 
• News sources (Business Source Premier: Alumni Edition (EBSCO), Factiva, etc.). 

Please remember that these resources are provided to you for personal use only. Even when you are an alum, you can contact the library for help with these resources.  Please contact the Kresge Library Reference Desk for assistance at 734.764.9464 or email us at kresge_library@umich.edu

Once again, congratulations to all on the completion of the school year and have an enjoyable summer.  If you have any questions about library services, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
 
Best wishes and Go Blue!

Corey Seeman, Kresge Library

February 20, 2012

Announcing Kresge Business Administration Library’s Second Annual Spring Food Drive

Kresge Business Administration Library's Second Annual Spring Food Drive (February 20 thru June 1, 2012)

Please join the Ross School of Business' Kresge Library as we embark on our second annual springtime food drive for Washtenaw County food banks. We are looking to collect non-perishable food donations that we will distribute to a number of local food banks. We will have boxes available for drop-off of food items from Monday February 20, 2012 through Friday June 1, 2012.

We are undertaking this food drive now for a few reasons:
•Did you know that food banks are overflowing with stock in November through January with holiday-based food drives. While the problem of hunger never goes away, the resources dry up in the spring and summer.
•Did you realize that nearly 40% of our students graduate every April and many are leaving town. This is a great way to lighten your load as you head out with your degree in hand.

Last year during our first food drive, we collected almost 60 boxes of food that were split between the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti, Michigan and Saline Social Services in Saline, Michigan. Here are photos from last year's drive:

2/365/1097 (June 13, 2011) – First Annual Food Drive at the Kresge Business Administration Library at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

We are starting the food drive earlier to connect with MBA1 students who are heading out for MAP assignments and miss almost all of the Winter B term. This year, we will also change the way that we distribute food to local organizations. Instead of waiting until the end of the food drive, we will make a deliver to an organization once we have collected 15-20 boxes of food. We will be including Hope Clinic (Ypsilanti), Saline Social Services (Saline), Back Door Food Pantry (Ann Arbor), and others.

We will have drop-off boxes in Kresge Library at the Circulation Desk on the second floor items from Monday February 20, 2012 through Friday June 1, 2012. Per the guidelines established by many food banks, we ask you to make sure that the donated items are:
• Non-perishable food products
• Contained in factory-sealed containers
• Currently not expired products
• Not in glass containers (most food banks avoid these as they can break in transit)

Food Items in great need include:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Chili
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Cereal/Oatmeal
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)

Many Food Banks also collect unopened personal products including:
• Diapers
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Disposable Razors
• Travel sized personal products are also very useful

If you want to learn more about food banks and hunger in America, you can see this page on the Kresge Wiki:
http://webservices.itcs.umich.edu/mediawiki/KresgeLibrary/index.php/Food_Banks

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman at cseeman@umich.edu or at 734-764-9969.

Thank you for participating in this new annual tradition at Ross.


January 20, 2012

Last day to purchase coursepacks

The last day to purchase coursepacks is Wednesday, January 25. Coursepacks need to be picked up by Friday, January 27 which is also the last day for refunds.


December 14, 2011

Important Coursepack Information

Winter A and Winter /14-week coursepacks – sales began on Monday, December 12th. If you had a coursepack available for your class, you would have received an announcement in your respective CTools sites. Packets will need to be ordered by midnight December 21st to ensure availability by the first day of class because of the School-wide Holiday closure.


If you have any questions about the Library or any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact the library directly.


December 05, 2011

Library Systems Down Briefly 12/5/11

We are taking down our library server for emergency maintenance from around 1:30-2:00pm on Monday December 5th. During that time period, access to the databases will not be possible. We are sorry for the timing and short notice for this work.


November 22, 2011

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Holidays

As a reminder - the Ross campus will be closed over the Thanksgiving Weekend and this includes Kresge Library. We will be open on Wednesday November 23rd until 5pm & reopen on Monday November 28th at 7:30am. If you need to submit questions to the library, please use the form on this page: http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/contact.htm (We will get back to you as soon as we can by Monday the 28th). Have a safe Thanksgiving Holiday.


October 31, 2011

Kresge Library's 2011 Annual Report Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2011 Kresge Library Annual Report. This is the fifth report from Kresge and it showcases the activities and accomplishments of the amazing staff at the library. You can read about our reference interactions with students, faculty and staff; support for MAP and other action-based learning programs; scholarship produced by Kresge librarians; and programs such as our first annual food drive.

Click here to downloaded the Kresge Annual Report

Older reports (2007-2011) are available on the Kresge Wiki


September 06, 2011

Welcome Students!

Kresge Library would like to welcome you to the Fall 2011 semester. As you work your way through the school year, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any requests, needs, comments, questions or suggestions.

Name Tents are always a hot topic this time of year. For answers to all your questions about Name Tents, including where to get the card stock and printing instructions, see the printing section of our Wiki Page. As always, Kresge staff are here for your continued support and can answer any additional questions. Have a wonderful fall term!


September 01, 2011

Kresge Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend

The Kresge Library will be closed over Labor Day Weekend. We are open until 5:00pm on Friday September 2nd and reopen on Tuesday September 6th at 7:30am, the first day of classes. Follow this link for all Kresge Library hours.


August 24, 2011

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!

Unbeknownst to people in the Ross building, Kresge Library has passed a thorough test to its structural soundness. What test, you ask? Why, only the test of an actual earthquake. Yesterday, August 23, 2011 at approximately 1:55pm, Kresge staff were surprised to feel the effects of an earthquake as the upper floors of the building rocked. The shaking went on for several minutes causing desks to vibrate and lights to sway on their hinges.

Being Librarians, several staff members turned the the US Geological Survey, a reliable source for information for seismic and geological activity, to see if there assumptions about the shaking were correct. A quick check of the USGS site verified the existence of the earthquake.

The "Did You Feel It?" map shows how far the seismic activity traveled. The 5.9 earthquake traveled from Virginia up the eastern seaboard and could be felt as far as Canada.
Earthquakes are not often associated with Michigan, but they are more common than one would think. Last year a 5.0 earthquake that affected the Ontario region, rocked the Kresge library and other parts of southeastern Michigan proving that Michigan is not free from such events. So next time you feel that maybe the road is just a little extra bumpy, you may want to check with the Kresge Library, because it might be an earthquake.


Kresge Gets Clean!

This past month, Kresge Library got a bit of a "spruce up" thanks to volunteers from ProQuest (one of our database vendors) and Kresge staff!

As a part of their Library Volunteer Program, ProQuest sent 7 staff members to the Kresge Library to help with a project. Half of a day was devoted to cleaning up the 4th floor, which included dusting books and shelves, doing minor repairs, and other general cleaning. A grand total of 10,000 books were cleaned!

The fun and excitement of the day were captured on film through library director Corey Seeman. You can view the photos on flickr.

Summer Cleaning Day at Kresge Business Administration Library at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (August 12, 2011)


July 01, 2011

Library Closed for 4th of July Holiday

The Kresge Library will be closed from 5pm this Friday through Monday, July 4th.

The library will re-open and resume regular service hours on Tuesday, July 5.

Have a safe and fun-filled holiday!


June 29, 2011

Ctools System Outage, Saturday, July 2

Ctools and UM.Lessons will be unavailable from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a scheduled upgrade.

During this time, there will be no access to Ctools sites for any activity. Students are encouraged to complete any timed exams and close all open Ctools sessions by midnight on Friday.

Faculty can use Wolverine Access during this time to generate class rosters, enter grades and view teaching evaluation reports.

Updates on the upgrade will be available via the Ctools Portal page.


May 12, 2011

Kresge Library Databases and Catalog Available

The upgrade to the Kresge Library catalog system has been successfully completed and access to all resources and services has been restored.

Thank you for your patience during this critical upgrade.


May 02, 2011

Service Interruption Today: A-Z Database Access and Library Catalog

Kresge Library is currently performing a critical upgrade to our library server hardware, today, Monday May 2. Services are expected to be restored by the end of the day.

During this outage, access to Kresge Library resources (from either on campus or off) will not be available through the primary links on the Kresge website. Access to many of the library's databases will be available through the 'UM Users' link on the A-Z Database page.

For assistance with finding books, articles and other resources during this outage, please contact us via email at kresge_library@umich.edu or use the Chat with Kresge Library feature on our website.


April 28, 2011

Service Interruption: A-Z Database Access and Library Catalog

Kresge Library will be performing a critical upgrade to our library server hardware on Monday May 2nd and possibly Tuesday May 3rd.

During this outage, access to Kresge Library resources (from either on campus or off) will not be available through the primary links on the Kresge website. Access to many of the library's databases will be available through the 'UM Users' link on the A-Z Database page.

For assistance with finding books, articles and other resources during this outage, please contact us via email at kresge_library@umich.edu or use the Chat with Kresge Library feature on our website.

An additional outage is anticipated in mid-May.


April 19, 2011

Kresge Business Administration Library’s First Annual Spring Food Drive (April 20-June 10, 2011)

Kresge Library’s First Annual Spring Food Drive (April 20-June 10, 2011)

Please join the Kresge Library of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as we embark on a springtime food drive for Washtenaw County food banks. We are looking to collect non-perishable food donations that will be distributed to local food banks in June.

We are undertaking this food drive now for two big reasons:

We will have drop-off boxes in Kresge Library at the Circulation Desk on the second floor. Boxes will be available from Wednesday April 20, 2011 through Friday June 10, 2011. When choosing items to donate for this drive, please make sure that:

Food Items in great need include:

Many Food Banks also collects unopened personal products including:

If you want to learn more about food banks and hunger in America, you can see this page on the Kresge Wiki:
http://webservices.itcs.umich.edu/mediawiki/KresgeLibrary/index.php/Food_Banks

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman at cseeman@umich.edu or at 734-764-9969.

Thank you for participating in this new program that we hope will be an annual event at Ross!


April 08, 2011

Program: Copyright Criminals: Can you own a Sound?

Program: COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS: CAN YOU OWN A SOUND?
APRIL 8, 2011 7 pm North Quad Room 2345 (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Come see the acclaimed film Copyright Criminals that takes a hard look at the debate over musical sampling, artistic expression, copyright law, and money. Followed by a discussion with Peter DiCola, co-author of Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling . DiCola received his JD and PhD in economics at the University of Michigan and is Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Law.
..
Part of the MPublishing / MLibrary
Creative Commons Initiative
publishing.umich.edu | lib.umich.edu/copyright With support from Kresge Business Library


March 29, 2011

Public Lecture at Hatcher Library - Anarchism on Rye: Building a Business from A to Z, with Ari Weinzweig (Zingerman's)

Anarchism on Rye: Building a Business from A to Z with Ari Weinzweig (Zingerman's)
Held in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery in Room 100 (use Diag entrance)
913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 6, 5:30-7:00 pm


Anarchism on Rye: Building a Business from A to Z, with Ari Weinzweig
Lecture
In researching his book series, Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Ari Weinzweig, author, co-founder of Zingerman’s, and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, was drawn to the anarchist writings in the Labadie Collection at the U-M Library. Ari's talk will include both personal and business history along with discussion of how the Zingerman's business model brings to life much of what anarchists were writing about. Followed by a book sale and signing; Ari will sign copies of the first book in the series, A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Building a Great Business, which was named one of the top business books of 2010 by Inc. Magazine.
The Joseph A. Labadie Collection is the oldest research collection of radical history in the United States. It’s named for anarchist and labor organizer, Joseph Antoine Labadie, and is held in the Special Collections Library on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
Zingerman’s Deli


February 23, 2011

Kresge Library Hours Through Winter Break

Here are the Kresge Library hours between now and the beginning of Winter B Term:

Thursday February 24: 7:30a-1:00a (NOTE: We will be open the extended hours of the building)
Friday, February 25: 7:30a-6:00p
Saturday February 26: Library and Ross Campus Closed
Sunday February 27: Library and Ross Campus Closed
Monday February 28: 8:00a-5p
Tuesday March 1: 8:00a-5p
Wednesday March 2: 8:00a-5p
Thursday March 3: 8:00a-5p
Friday March 4: 8:00a-5p
Saturday March 5: noon-5p
Sunday March 6: 10:00a-1:00a

Monday March 7: 7:30a-1:00a (regular hours resume)
To check out Kresge's hours, you can always visit:
http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/about/hours.htm


February 18, 2011

Temporary Suspension of Kresge Library's MeLCat participation

Effective today, we are suspending Kresge Library’s participation in MeLCat for a period of 3 to 4 months.

MeLCat is the state-wide resource sharing service for libraries and has allowed Kresge Library patrons to request books from other participating state libraries. The books that have been requested by Kresge patrons range from reference books at MSU to cookbooks from the Capital Area District Library in Lansing. Additionally, patrons from across the state have been able to request books from our collection.

The reason that we have to suspend our participation is because we were unable to upgrade our library catalog software last summer. We are migrating to a new server after the Winter Term. Once that is in place, we will be able to reactivate the service and fully intend to do so.

While we will not be able to provide the service at Kresge, you will be able to request items through your local public library, including Ann Arbor District, Ypsilanti District, Saline District, Canton Public, and Plymouth District. The full list of participating libraries may be found here: http://elibrary.mel.org/screens/participating.html.

Members of the University community may also use the University Library System’s Inter-Library Loan service (http://ill.lib.umich.edu) until MeLCat services at Kresge are resumed.

If you have any questions about this service or need help finding any information resource, be it a book, article, chapter, dissertation, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us at the Kresge Library. You may use our contact form (http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/contact.htm), email us at Kresge_library@umich.edu or even write to me directly at cseeman@umich.edu.

We apologize for the short notice for this service interruption, but will work diligently to ensure that we meet all of your information resources needs.


January 30, 2011

Kresge Library Annual Report Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2010 Kresge Library Annual Report. This is the fourth report from Kresge and it showcases the activities and accomplishments of the amazing staff at the library. Central to the year's activities was a 32% increase in reference transactions at the library - a great measure of our interaction with the students, faculty and staff at Ross.

Click here to downloaded the Kresge Annual Report

Older reports (2007-2009) are available on the Kresge Wiki


December 16, 2010

Library Hours December 23-January 2

The Kresge Business Administration Library will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 23 for the duration of the winter break. The circulation desk and IM reference services will also close at this time.

In addition, Kresge will have abbreviated service hours on the following days:

Wednesday, December 22: 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, December 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Normal service hours will resume at 7:30am on Monday, January 3. Feel free to contact us with your questions during this time; however, a librarian may not respond until January 3. Have a safe and relaxing break!


November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

The Kresge Business Administration Library hours over the Thanksgiving weekend are as follows:

Wednesday, November 24: 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, November 25: Closed
Friday, November 26: Closed
Saturday, November 27: Closed
Sunday, November 28: Closed

The library will reopen on Monday, November 29 at 7:30am.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


July 02, 2010

Reminder: Kresge and the Ross complex closed this weekend

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Kresge Library will close at 8pm today, July 2, and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, July 6.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that you have a wonderful holiday weekend.


June 04, 2010

Study Room Closure

Due to window maintenance on the third floor of the Kresge Library building, all interview and group study rooms on the third floor are currently unavailable.

Construction is scheduled to begin the first week of June, and should be completed by the end of July. During this time, Kresge Library patrons are encouraged to use the second floor study rooms, quiet study areas on the fourth floor, or study areas in the Ross building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


May 26, 2010

New Site Launch

We're pleased to announce that the new Kresge Library website will go live on Wednesday, June 9. The library website and databases will be briefly unavailable between 7:00am-9:00am on June 9 in order to complete this launch.

If you have questions about the new site or the scheduled downtime, please contact Jennifer Zimmer or Elizabeth Beers.


May 11, 2010

Kresge Library FAQ is Working Again

The Kresge Library FAQ is working again. Thank you for your patience.


May 10, 2010

Kresge Library FAQ is down

The Kresge Library FAQ is currently down (as of Monday May 10th). You may find the answers you need on the Kresge Library Wiki. You may also contact the library using our online web form.. We hope this is resolved shortly.


February 26, 2010

Kresge Library Needs Your Feedback!

Kresge Library will be launching a new website later this year - and we need your feedback! Please take a few minutes to explore the new site and take a brief survey. Your feedback is important to us!


December 23, 2009

Reminder: Kresge Library is closing for the break!

Kresge Business Administration Library will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 24 for the duration of the winter break. The circulation desk and IM reference services will also close at this time.

Normal service hours will resume at 7:30am on Monday, January 4.

Question can be sent via email to kresge_library@umich.edu; however, a librarian may not respond until January 4. Enjoy the break!


December 17, 2009

Kresge Library Annual Report Available

We are very happy to announce the availability of the Kresge Library Annual Report for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Kresge Library 2009 Annual Report showcases new services, database changes, staff news as well as both presentations and publications from Kresge librarians. We also provide key statistics (Kresge Library by the Numbers) on page 5 that gives you a sense of our interaction with the school over the course of the year.

Full text available here: 2009 Annual Report

You may view the annual reports from 2007 and 2008 from
the Kresge Library page on the Kresge Wiki


September 08, 2009

Printing at Kresge Library and Name Tents

The Kresge Library Wiki now has a page of information about the new printing at Ross.

Also, if you forgot your name tents and the faculty are wondering who you are, you can get a replacement name tent at Kresge Library (visit the circulation desk on the second floor). Also see the wiki page for the template to print out your name tent.


July 30, 2009

New wireless access points in Kresge Library

Ross Computer Services is currently engaged in updating wireless access points around Kresge Library. Old access points will be replaced one at a time on the 2nd and 3rd floors, while access points on the west side of the 4th floor will be down slightly longer.

Wireless will still be available throughout the 2nd and 3rd floors, as well as on the east side of the 4th floor, until the new access points are complete. We apologize for any access issues this process may cause, but we look forward to having a robust wireless network ready for the busy fall semester.


July 01, 2009

Kresge Library launches new homepage

Kresge Library's homepage has a new look. The goal of the redesign was to highlight the Library's most used resources and services, and to provide site visitors with an even easier way to contact Kresge staff. With email, phone, and IM information up front, a new Meebo chat box, Library news, and more features, the new homepage will hopefully help us communicate better with our visitors and patrons.

Have a question or comment about the new homepage? Email us to let us know what you think!


June 22, 2009

Ross complex powering down this weekend

Facilities staff will be turning power off for the Ross complex between 4pm on Saturday, June 27, and 3am on Sunday, June 28, to complete maintenance related to construction of the new building. This will affect servers for all Ross websites, including the Kresge Library site, catalog, and access to some databases that connect through our proxy server. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additionally, Kresge Library will be closed on Saturday, June 27, for the semester break.


April 01, 2009

Kresge Library now accepting credit cards for circulation fees

The Kresge Library is now accepting credit card payments, in addition to cash, for late fees and purchase of External Borrowers Cards.

Credit cards that will be accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

For more information about fine payments and borrowing, visit our Circulation Services page.


September 18, 2008

Kresge Library Service Interruption (Saturday September 20, 8am to 2pm)

We are updating computer network equipment on Saturday September 20th and that will lead to some connection problems at Kresge Library. The installation of new network hardware will take place on Saturday September 20th from 8am to 2pm.

During this window, the network will be down for not only people in Kresge Library, but also for people try to connect to Kresge resources (through our proxy servers) from off campus.

We will maintain regular hours at Kresge Library on the 20th (10am to 10pm), but please be aware that we will probably not have network and Internet access before 2pm. This will have an impact on our services, including coursepack pickup and checking items out of the library.

Also please be aware that remote access to Kresge Databases will not work. However, resources that are available across campus can be used during this outage. For a list of these databases that will be available, please visit:

http://finditfast.bus.umich.edu/recordDetail?id=32736&action=&library=umich_business&institution=Umich

or

http://tinyurl.com/4jvysu


July 20, 2008

Photos of Kresge Library's Green Roof

The Kresge Library has been undergoing quite a change over the summer. In addition to the new group study rooms on the second floor, we also have added a new toupee...well, green roof! Our green roof is part of the LEED Certification for the new home for the Ross School of Business building at the Ann Arbor Campus.

Here are some pictures during the installation of the sedum on the green roof.

If you are wondering what is a green roof, the benefits include:
-Returns less water to the sewer systems - less run-off
-Kresge Library's fourth floor should be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
-Help filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air - instead of just adding heat into the environment.
To see more information, visit:
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/faculty/Rowe/Green_roof.htm


May 30, 2008

Kresge Library Building Power Shutdown Scheduled for the Morning of Sunday, June 1st

This coming Sunday, June 1, power will be shut down in the Kresge Library Building and the Electronic Education Resources Building from 5:30am until 11:00am. This power outage is part of the new building construction project.

During this time, all Ross websites, including the Kresge Library website and catalog, will be unavailable.

The Kresge Library will open as scheduled at noon on that day.


May 16, 2008

Kresge Library Construction Update

As you may know, the roof of the Kresge Library will be
changed to become a "Green Roof" as part of the creation of
the new Ross School of Business. While we are excited about
a roof that will allow for less run-off of rainwater and help
filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air, this is going to
make for a disruptive summer at Kresge. In addition, new
group study/interview rooms will be constructed on the second
floor.

Here is a recap of what you can expect at the library this
summer:

1. Fourth Floor Quiet Study Area
With the installation of the drains under the roof and the
actual removal of the roof itself, the fourth floor will be a
noisy place. We expect that the construction project will
start Monday May 19th and last two months. Unfortunately
this means that the quiet study area will be closed for the
duration of the project. The fourth floor will be open to
retrieve books and journals. We expect/hope that this work
will be completed by the end of July in time for the students
to start returning in August.

We do offer students, faculty and staff ear plugs (and are
ordering more) that are available at the Circulation Desk on
the second floor.

2. Moving of the Kresge Reference Collection
To accommodate the construction of the new group
study/interview rooms on the second floor, the reference
collection has been moved to the fourth floor. The space has
been converted to student workspace and we are now able to
accommodate around 50 more students on the north side of the
second floor than before. A new shelving unit that will hold
around 300 of the most commonly used reference books will be
added near the elevator. This project should be completed by
Fall Term.

3. Using the Group Study Rooms on the Third Floor
Given the noise on the second and fourth floors, we are
hoping that the group study rooms on the third floor will
work for people who need a quiet place to study. We will be
adding some tables in the entry space to maximize student
space.

4. Construction on the Second Floor Connector to the New
Building
There will be times during the summer when construction crews
will be working on the walkway between Kresge Library and the
new building. Floor and ceiling work will start on Wednesday
May 21st and should continue through the beginning of June.
As you might imagine, more construction is possible later in
the summer.

To recap, here are the key dates:

Wednesday May 14, 2008 - Construction begins on Kresge
Library drains - 4th Floor Quiet Study at Kresge is closed.

Monday May 19, 2008 - Construction begins on Kresge Library
Roof.

Wednesday May 21 through Sunday May 25, 2008 – Construction
on the 2nd Floor Corridor to the new building.

Tuesday May 27, 2008 - Construction ends on Kresge Library
drains (4th Floor of Kresge).

Monday June 2, 2008 - Construction begins on Interview Rooms
on 2nd Floor.

Tuesday July 15, 2008 - Construction ends on Kresge Library
Roof - 4th Floor Quiet Study at Kresge opens back up.

August 2008 - Construction ends on Interview Rooms on 2nd
Floor.

Thanks for your patience during these construction projects.
If you ever have any questions about the library or our
services, please do not hesitate to contact Corey Seeman at cseeman@umich.edu.


May 12, 2008

Kresge Library Closed on Saturday May 17, 2008

On Saturday May 17, 2008, the Kresge Library and the entire Ross School of Business complex will be closed. The complex will not have any water because of the need to connect water to the new building and to undertake some needed repairs on the water system in the existing building. This will not have an impact on other libraries on campus.

The Kresge Library will reopen on Sunday May 18th at noon. The Ross Complex will reopen 11am.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.


February 19, 2008

Winter B Course Materials

Course materials for Winter B classes are now available for purchase. Check the Announcements area of your Ctools course site for information on how to order.


September 05, 2007

Kresge Library Annual Report (2007)

Wondering what the Kresge Library did last year. So were we!

The Kresge Business Administration Library now has its first Annual Report in a number of years. The report describes the library and showcases library initiatives, collection news, organizational changes, new staff, presentations & publications, and other news from the last academic year.

We even have Kresge Library By the Numbers, which gives you a sense of the number of page views in Kresge databases and questions answered by the librarians.

View the 2007 Annual Report


Expanded Library and Reference Hours at Kresge Library

Starting this term, the Kresge Business Administration Library is expanding the building hours and the reference hours to better meet the needs of the Ross School of Business community.

During the Fall and Winter terms, the library will now be open from 7:30am until 2am , Sunday through Thursday.

We are also expanding our library reference desk hours and will be open from 11am until 7pm, Monday through Thursday. Friday hours remain 11am until 5pm.

We hope these extended hours make it easier for our students, faculty and staff to utilize library resources and get assistance with research needs.

For more information, please follow these links:
Full listing of library hours

Getting Help at Kresge


August 10, 2007

Library Catalog and Remote Access to Databases Not Available on Tuesday, August 14

The Kresge Library and Computing Services will be updating the server for the library catalog on Tuesday, August 14. The library catalog, which also provides both on-campus and off-campus access to most of our databases, will be down from approximately 8am until 4pm during the data migration.

If you are on campus, please use the link titled "Alternative link for On-Campus use only"? from our A-Z Database Listing page to access a resource. If you need assistance, contact us.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we will have a far more stable computing environment when this work is done.

Best – Corey


Corey Seeman

Director
Kresge Business Administration Library
Stephen M. Ross School of Business


July 06, 2007

New Database: Demographics Now

Resource Name: Demographics Now

Resource Link (for Ross School Faculty, Students, and Staff

Alternative Link for OnCampus Access

Resource Description: Demographics Now breaks down Census data and other statistical information such as demographic, income, and expenditure data by various geographic levels, including state, county, zip code area, and census tract. Available reports include summaries, comparisons, rankings, and maps. Can be used to develop business and marketing plans.


July 03, 2007

Library Closed - Weekend of July 7th and 8th

UPDATE: Access to library electronic resources will be available this weekend as we are not taking down the library authentication servers.

The Kresge Library will be closed the weekend of July 7th and 8th because the school will not have Air Conditioning that weekend. The University's Plant Construction notified us that they will be shutting down the cooling systems across the Business School in preparation for the new building.

The AC will actually be turned off on Friday July 5th around 11am, and we will close at 5pm that day (instead of 8pm).

Ross servers (including the mail and authentication server) are planning to remain available during the weekend, so this should allow people to continue to use the resources that we make available remotely. If this changes, we will send out a notification to the school.

The Effected Library Hours:

Friday July 6th – CLOSE AT 5PM
Saturday July 7th – CLOSED ALL DAY
Sunday July 8th – CLOSED ALL DAY

We will open on Monday July 9th at 8am.


February 07, 2007

New Reports Available via IBISWorld

New Reports Available via IBISWorld

The Kresge Library now has access to a full suite of reports from IBISWorld. In addition to the Industry Market Research Reports, we now have access to the Company Research Reports & the Business Environment Database Reports. These are all integrated via the database to make it easy to move back and forth between different reports. We will soon be getting access to archival reports as well (news coming soon).

This is the full description of the database: IBISWorld is a leading provider of strategic Business Information with research reports on industries, companies and economic conditions. The Industry Market Research Reports cover a wide-range of U.S. industries and are updated every four months ensuring that the latest industry data will always be available. The IBISWorld industry data enables detailed analysis of key growth trends, the competitive environment, and key issues facing each industry. You can browse by industry or search the reports by keyword. Company Research Reports cover over 8000 leading publicly traded companies and include information on key personnel and financials. Business Environment Database Reports provide information on “key drivers and influencing factors? that contribute to changes in industry.

Link to IBISWorld (Business School link).

Alternative link for on-campus access to IBISWorld


December 08, 2006

New Resource: BNA Tax Management Library

The Library is pleased to annouce the addition of BNA Tax Management Library to the suite of resources offered to the Ross School of Business.

The BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) Tax Management Library offers online journals, reports and documents to support studies in accounting and tax planning at the federal, state and international levels. The resources that we have access to are in two areas: Federal/Foreign Tax Library and the State Tax Library. Both of these resources include: tax analysis, news, journals, reports, commentary, portfolios, sources and practice tools. Periodical titles in this package include: Weekly Report, Tax Practice Bulletin; Real Estate Journal; Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal; and Weekly State Tax Report. An online guide is availble from BNA


November 22, 2006

Library Hours For Thanksgiving Weekend

Just a reminder, we will have reduced hours over Thanksgiving Weekend.

Wednesday November 22: 7:30 to 5:00pm (reference services 11-5)
Thursday November 23: CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
Friday November 24: Noon to 5pm
Saturday November 25: Noon to 5pm
Sunday November 26: 10am to Midnight (regular hours resume)

See the full library calendar and hours.


November 17, 2006

Kresge Library is now participating in MeLCat (Michigan Statewide Catalog and Requesting Service)

The Kresge Library is proud to announce our participation in the MeLCat statewide catalog and requesting service.

What is MeLCat?

MeLCat is a statewide catalog and resource sharing project that allows materials to be shared among all types of libraries in Michigan. These materials include books, CDs, DVDs, scores, manuscripts, etc., on a wide range of subjects. MeLCat currently has over 130 participating libraries (not all libraries in Michigan participate). In a nutshell, you now have access to literally millions of items beyond the Kresge Library's walls! With over 19 million items and growing, MeLCat strives to meet your professional, scholarly, and leisure reading material needs.

What are the benefits of MeLCat for Kresge Library patrons?

- One-stop shopping to find materials owned by all types of libraries statewide
- Request materials online from other participating libraries
- Pick up materials from other libraries at Kresge
- Check the status of your request online


MeLCat can help in the following situations (amongst many others):

- Kresge Library does not have the particular book you are looking for. Use MeLCat to find out who does have it, and request it online.

- Kresge Library has the book you need, but it is checked out. Use MeLCat to find out who else has it, and request it online.

- You are working on a MAP project and another library in the state has materials on your topic. Request them online through MeLCat!

- You'd love to check out a cookbook to help with your party planning, but the Kresge Library doesn't have any cookbooks. Check MeLCat to see who does, and request them online.

How does it work?

In the Kresge Library Catalog, there's a new button that reads "Search MeLCat". If you click this button, you can see what is available across the state (at academic and public libraries such as Michigan State, Wayne State, Library of Michigan, Ann Arbor District Library, etc.) To request items from MeLCat, you will need to select "University of MI business" as the library and provide the 14-digit barcode on your MCard.

Have questions?

If you’re uncertain whether you’ve established borrowing privileges with the Kresge Library, have questions or comments about the MeLCat service, or experience any problems requesting items through MeLCat, please feel free to stop by the Library or write to KBALCirculation@bus.umich.edu.

URLs:

Kresge Library Catalog:
http://lib.bus.umich.edu/search.html

Melcat Catalog
http://elibrary.mel.org/search

Participating Libraries
http://elibrary.mel.org/screens/participating.html

MeLCat FAQ (in Find.It.Fast!)
http://finditfast.bus.umich.edu/recordList?action=&library=umich_business&institution=Umich&expand=MeLCat#MeLCat


October 05, 2006

Fall B 2006 Course Material Deadlines

Fall B 2006 Courses
First day to purchase: Monday, October 16
First day to pick up: Wednesday, October 18
Last day to purchase: Wednesday, November 8
Last day to pick up: Friday, November 10
Last day to request a refund: Wednesday, November 8*

*Refund policy details are available at the time of purchase
and via announcements posted in the appropriate CTools sites.

Please direct questions or comments to KBALCurric@bus.umich.edu.


September 18, 2006

Kresge Library Joins State-wide Lending Program

Kresge Library has joined the state-wide lending program MeLCat. The MeLCat program is sponsed by the Michigan eLibrary and provides users at member institutions with a requesting and delivery service for books and other materials available in remote libraries. Academic and public libraries throughout the state of Michigan participate in this program.

Any person with a current or continuing University of Michigan--Ann Arbor affiliation with a patron record in the Kresge Library automation system can place requests for materials held by other MeLCat libraries, including placing requests for items in our own collections that are unavailable for checkout.

You can access titles available through MeLCat from the Kresge Library's Catalog. After performing a search, you will see a button labeled "Search MeLCat". Click this button to perform you search in MeLCat and request titles that you want. Or you can go directly to MeLCat to search for titles. Delivery takes about a week and you will be notified when your item has been delivered to the Kresge Library.

If you have questions or would like more information about this service, please contact the library at kresge_library@umich.edu.


September 12, 2006

Where Can I Find this Book?

A new service allowing you to locate books in a library near you, or across the country, is now available. OCLC has made it's WorldCat service available to everyone. WorldCat is a large database of books, periodicals and other materials available in libraries across the country.

Search for a title, enter your zip code or state, and WorldCat will tell you what libraries near you own the title. You will be able to go to one of the nearby libraries and use the item. You may not be able to check out an item if you do not have a card with the owning library.

To have an item requested from another library, you can use the University Library's Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service. The University Library will make the request for you and let you know when the item is available for pick up.


Alumni Access to Vault Now Available

As of September 1, 2006, all Ross Alumni have access to the array of career resources available from the Vault Online Career Library. The Vault Online Career Library contains downloadable industry and career guides, 40 to 60 page employer profiles, company profiles on 2,500+ employers, industry overviews inside 31 top industries and career outlooks for 53 career paths.

This resources is provided by the Office of Career Development and the Kresge Library.

To access the Vault Online Career Library or to view a list of other resources available to Ross Alumni, visit our Alumni Services page.


June 27, 2006

For Spring 2006 Grads

Congratulations on your new status as alumni of the Ross School of Business! As of June 26, 2006 your iMpact access has been changed to reflect your newly acquired Alumni status. With this change comes a change in remote access availability for the Kresge Library databases. Our Alumni Services page provides information about your new access and links to the databases that are available.

You are always welcome to return to the Kresge Library, where you will be able to use most of the databases you have come to know and love during your stay here at Ross. As always, the librarians are available to help you with finding answers to your pressing research questions. You can contact us in several ways:

Visit our Contact Us page for more details about this service.

May 01, 2006

Library Catalog Downtime to Effect Remote Database Access

The Kresge Library Catalog will be down for about 3 hours on Monday, May 1, 2006 for a scheduled upgrade. The upgrade will begin around 4pm and last until approximately 7pm. During this time, there will be no access to the library catalog or remote access to the library databases. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


April 12, 2006

Kresge Web Site Survey

As a part of the redesign process of our web site, the Kresge Library is asking for your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our Online Web Site Survey.

Complete the survey before midnight, April 23, 2006, and you are eligible to enter a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

Your responses will help us build a web site that better meets the research and information needs of the Ross community. Your feedback is essential to our continued success in providing excellent service.


April 03, 2006

Go Blue Rendezvous - April 6 & 7

The 4th floor of the Kresge Library will be used for Go Blue Rendezvous and not for regular "quiet" use on:

Thursday, April 6th, from 4:30 p.m.-Midnight and

Friday, April 7th, from 7:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The actual event is taking place on Friday, April 7th, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, however, the GBR team needs extra time to set-up and take-down for this event.

Please plan accordingly.


February 16, 2006

New Materials in the Library

Check out what is new in the Library's collection. The January New Acquisitions list is now available.


February 14, 2006

Syndicate this Site

You've probably seen the links all over the web for Syndicate this Site, or the orange and white RSS buttons. But what does it mean? Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows readers of blogs and other sites to subscribe to content.

An RSS reader is needed to manage and read the content from the subscribed sites. RSS readers link to a special URL that allows the reader to know when content has been updated. These links are also referred to as 'feeds'.

RSS readers can be web based, such as Bloglines or installed on your computer. Yahoo! provides a list of popluar RSS readers. Everytime a new item is posted to a blog or site that supports RSS, a notice is sent to the subscibers. The next time the RSS reader is opened, the new information from subscribed sites will be displayed.

Why should you care? RSS can make your life easier. If you routinely visit several sites to read news and find information, an RSS reader can simplify the process for you. You will have one place to visit to get all of your news. Plus if you use a web-based RSS reader, you will always be able to access your subscriptions.

To subscribe to the Kresge In Spotlight blog, open your RSS reader and add the In the Spotlight feed URL accepted by your reader:

All new content that is posted to this site will be picked up by your RSS reader.

To find other sites that offer RSS feeds, visit Feedster, a search engine for RSS feeds.