Q 1. How do I place material on reserve for the Fall Semester?
Q 2. What will happen to the collections? When will the books be available in the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library?
Q. 3. How do I use REQUEST in OskiCat for a book located in the Public Health collection?
Q 4. I would like to donate books to the public health collection, who can I talk to?
Q 1. Why is the merge happening? What was the process for arriving at this decision?
The decision to merge the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library and the Public Health Library is based on a review of interdisciplinary ties, trends in scholarly resources and new directions in library services.
Process: To reach this reconfiguration decision, there was collaboration of campus leadership, the University Librarian, the Dean's from the School of Public Health, College of Natural Resources, and the Division of Biological Sciences. The Library issued a "Call for Public Comment": and received feedback from departments and key campus stakeholders. See NEWS BLOG post.
Q 2. When will the Librarians be available? How do I get research assistance?
For research assistance:
Q 3. Where will the Library staff be located?
The Life & Health Sciences Division Librarians and staff in the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library collaborate across departments and disciplines. They work together to provide reference, instruction, and collection development services. The new positions will start on July 1, services and support will continue.
Q 4. What will happen with the name? How will Sheldon Margen continue to be honored?
The name of the library is “Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library”, BIOS or Bioscience Library. The University Librarian and the Dean of the School of Public Health are working with the Margen family and Campus Administration to determine how to honor Sheldon Margen.