Digressions: A Fictional Look into the Fictional Mind of the Fictional Charles
A Monthly Series by Benjamin J. Shaw, The California
One: On Weed Eating
“I got a new weed eater over the weekend…a Swedish one. Fjordson.
Heard of it? Very light…high power, superior torque, and low noise.
Perfect. It’s a straight shaft weed eater, so it’s good on
my back…and the three-piece crankshaft is built to last. You know
how most weed eaters get the trimmer line tied into a knot after awhile?
Not this one. It has two lines coming out…the spool is split by
a plastic shim. Both sides, the top and bottom, are wound separately of
course. Genius. A piece of plastic…this big. Problem solved…the
way it should be…and never mind those optional attachments. see
Student Handbook used as Campus model
By Ellen Young, Administrative Analyst
with this issue, Floor to Floor will have a regular column from AST.
What is AST? Administrative Services Team. Who is AST? Lillie, Angela,
Kerry, Jenny, Carol (Bowyer), Ellen, Kim, Tamara, Fred, & Terry.
second edition of the Library Student Employees Handbook was used as
a model for a handbook developed by the Financial Aid Office. This new
handbook will be distributed to hundreds of work study student employees,
both on and off campus, and their supervisors. Pat Schindler, Work Study
Employment Coordinator, noted that the Library handbook is a valuable
model for other program centers because it is comprehensive and addresses
important issues that come up in the workplace.
The Student Employees Advisory Committee (SEAC) developed the original
edition of the handbook and periodically revises it with input from
student employees and their supervisors. The handbook is a policies
and procedures manual for all students employed in the Library. Current
members of SEAC include: Susan Saechao, Dzifa Duose,--Student Representatives,
Ellen Young--Chair, and James Summerfield, Jamie Lamberti, Lorraine
Saiz and Lisa Van Handel.
Intranet: An Update and an Invitation to Participate
By Carlos Rodriguez, Chair of the Intranet Design &
year, the Intranet Development and Implementation Team (IDIT) has been
working very hard developing the Library’s Web-based Intranet.
IDIT members include: Andy Osburn, Bin Zhang, Carlos Rodriguez, Jamie
Lamberti, Jim Hayes, Lillie Jones, Maria Kochis, Mary Reddick and Richard
Cotenas. We are now at a point where we would like to invite all library
employees to see and comment on the progress to date. If you recall,
we had sent a draft of the Intranet design document to all library employees
in August of 2003 and January of 2004. The design document will and
has served as the blueprint for building the Intranet. IDIT will distribute
the revised Design Document to all library employees in early July.
We also plan on releasing a Beta version of the Intranet around that
same time. We would like to receive your feedback (via email or by sharing
them with a member of IDIT) during the month of July on both the design
document and the Beta version of the Intranet Interface. In order to
allow for better discussion of the Intranet, IDIT will be hosting two
open discussion sessions on the Intranet. These sessions are scheduled
for Tuesday, July 13 from 12pm – 1pm and on Wednesday, July 14
from 12pm – 1pm. Both sessions will be held in Room 2022. All
library employees are encouraged to attend.
Assistant Editor: Laura Archbold
Floor to Floor
is a monthly publication from the CSUS University Library. The
newsletter fosters communications and promotes a community spirit
within the Library.
submission for the next Floor to Floor, July 21, 2004, released
CAME TO DIG AMONG THEIR ROOTS
By Carol Gebel, Acquistions
The National Genealogical Society held its 2004 National Conference
at Sacramento’s Convention Center for four days in May. Professional
genealogists and dedicated amateurs converged on the city-by-the-river
to learn methods of researching that can provide more and better
information on their families. Workshops, visits to Northern California
attractions, a large vendor exhibit hall and presentations on a
wide number of topics were available. see
Overview of the CSUS Manuscript Collections
Julie Thomas, SCUA
manuscript collection in the Department of Special Collections and
University Archives (SCUA) contains many fantastic primary resources
of high research value for CSUS students, faculty, staff and the
general public. Listed below are some of our manuscript collections,
grouped together by broad subject categories. This is by no means
a comprehensive list and many of the collections contain material
covering many topics. Although it is recommended that researchers
make an advance appointment, we welcome all students, scholars,
and researchers to tap into the rich resources of SCUA. see
of the Bride!
pictures of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood (a.k.a Kerry Ryan). They are
available online at
albums.php under Mr. and Mrs. Wood.
Public Radio is Back on Campus!
By Linda Goff, Instruction Services, Head
Many of us have been watching the construction projects
at the south of campus, located across from the Recycling Center, near
Folsom Blvd. The multi-story structure is Modoc Hall, which will be
a classroom and lab building for the campus Water Quality programs.
Both U.S. Geologic Survey and Caltrans Water Quality programs will have
offices there. The other, less traditional structure, now houses ourCapital
Public Radio, and it has intrigued me since they broke ground last year.