The Paul A Elsner Library

The Paul A Elsner Library is loacated on the Mesa Community College Southern and Dobson campus in Mesa Arizona.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Time Person of the Year 2006 Dec 25 issue

Harriet Klaussner is one of 15 peoples profiled in Time's Dec 25 'Person of the Year' issue. That person if you haven't heard is YOU.

Customization reigns supreme in today's information age. This 'former librarian' at least is getting a mention.


This profile of an OZ couple was also telling.

Friday, April 08, 2005

National Library Worker's Day-April 12th

Hello all,
Just wanted to encourage everyone to stop by LB145 next Tuesday (April 12th) from 3-4PM to celebrate National Library Worker's Day.
We'll have snacks and a raffle too! Pass the word.
See you there.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

HLC Kudos

Hi Folks:

We passed!!

By now most people know we were recommended for accreditation by the NCA Higher Learning Commission Team. Since this is the library's 2nd close encounter with NCA (RM Focus Visit in Nov 2001) it was especially gratifying to know that our work definitely helped the college.

It is without a doubt that our Department Chair's quiet, steady, unrelenting and genuine commitment to a successful visit helped the library shine during these last 3 days.

However, I blog here today to tell you all that our preparation for the visit over the past 2 years has been my most positive library experience in 6 years at MCC. All staff (and even some student workers) contributed to getting ready for NCA. Stats, furniture, art, computers, fridge cleaning, policies, notebook, etc, etc. We all gave something to this process.

Give yourselves a pat on the back over Spring Break. When we can do something as stressful as preparing for a 10 year exam so well, it's certain we can tackle the changes and challenges that are yet to come wonderfully!

I am grateful to work with people who like to help others and in a place that allows us to do that daily. Yeah MCC! ... and to my library colleagues- Hooah! (or if you prefer 'ooh-rah')


Monday, January 24, 2005

Rose Lore periodical

I moved the Rose Lore notebook to be in the correct alphabetical order in periodicals on third floor.

Monica is checking it in as a title, not a supplement to American Rose.


Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Heart Walk-Feb 19th

I have decided to participate in this year's Heart Walk on February 19 to help raise money for the American Heart Association. I want to invite anyone who may be interested to join me and thousands of others to help raise money for this worthwhile cause. Walkers have the option of walking the one mile "Stroke Walk" or the 5K walk (3.26 miles).
Come on, I think this will be fun!
If you're interested, swing by my office or give me a jingle at 1-7286.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Christmas tin

Does anyone know what happened to the Christmas tin that was on the table in Access Services and had contained scrabble (chex mix)? It was blue with snowmen on the top I think.

I had my name on the bottom.



People think it might have been a red Christmas tin and maybe not snowmen on the top. It did have O'Neill on the bottom of it I'm pretty sure (you know we old retired folks 8-)

Friday, December 10, 2004

update on Adopt A Family

I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Adopt A Family program this year. Special thanks to Liz, Megan, Ora, Judy and Betty O'Neil who went shopping to buy everything.

With your generous donations we were able to buy each family member (mom, dad & 4 kids) an item of clothing and at least one item on their "wish list." The wish list items we bought are as follows:

nail/stapler gun
Red Sox shirt and ball cap
perfumed lotion
nail buffer
DVD player
$30 gift certificate to Target
skateboard & skateboard stickers
Bratz Girl doll with extra "mall" outfit
pretty pink shirt
sparkle nail polish
scented pens

Thanks again for helping this family have a Happy Holiday!

Jan 20th Dynix upgrade

Just a reminder for Intersession - Cheryl is upgrading Dynix on Monday, Jan. 20th, so it will not be available for the morning and possibly the afternoon. Just an FYI, Mesa is one of a few colleges that are even open and effected by this. Good luck dealing with it, I will be thinking of you on my Christmas vacation - ;)