Monday, August 23, 2010


Two things are ever constant on the first day of each semester: I will have the theme song to "Welcome Back Kotter" stuck in my head all day, and almost none of the incoming students (although there are exceptions) are old enough to remember the show.

But welcome back students, and welcome to all of you who are just beginning your time at Reinhardt University (yay)! This is the inaugural year for the university, and I know there are a lot of festivities planned to honor it. What's it like being part of history? On behalf of all the library staff, I would like to let you know that we don't bite! Forget all the scary librarian stereotypes you've heard. We actually do want to help you, so if you have a question--whether it's a research query or if you just need to know where the bathroom is--please ask!

Another thing that is a near-constant on the first day of classes is the question of how to log on to the computers in the library. Things have changed a little since last year, so listen up! We are going to try to keep the computers logged on all day, but if someone logs one off, here is how to log it back on. Type "usernopassword" for the name, and leave the password field blank. That should bring the computer up to the desktop.

Once you have the desktop up, you will see a new icon in the upper right corner. That is how you access your personal drive on the network. You can use your regular sign-on for that.

Good luck, everyone! On a personal note, your blogger friend here is also starting school this semester, so good luck to all of us!

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