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March 23, 2001

  1. Bender Room 'Buzzing' with Saturday Visitor...
  2. Physics Library Staff Update
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Bender Room 'Buzzing' with Saturday Visitor...

A reminder of spring was evident on Saturday, March17, when one of our "neighbors" decided to visit with students in the Bender Room of Green Library:

A 2" Hummingbird found its way into the 5th Floor Reading Room. The bird was observed flitting about the room for about 4 hours, resting in the overhead lights occasionally. The tiny aviator provided a small diversion, but no noise, which is important for this quiet reading room.

A thoughtful student donated an orange, which was placed on a windowsill at the only open window. After a strenuous workout, trying in vain to find a treat to consume in a room where no food and drink are allowed, it is the opinion of this observer that the bird had had just about enough. Finally with a decisive flutter, the orange lured it to the window. Not finding the orange as attractive as the blossoms outside, our visitor was gone as quickly as it had arrived. Students and bird survived the ordeal. We do get along with local residents. Report is that the orange was placed in a plastic bag and dumped outside the library by a conscientious student, who closed the window after the impromptu guest had left.

--submitted by R.T. Carr III

2. Physics Library Staff Update

Most of you have not had a chance to meet Rebecca Wedl, the Physics Library's new evening supervisor. Rebecca started covering evenings at the peak of Fall Quarter and is doing an excellent job. If you are around after 5 p.m., please introduce yourself.

--submitted by Stella Ota

3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week:

Library Specialist (03/19/01); REQ# J010830
Hebrew Lang. Search/Order Spec (03/19/01); REQ# J010842

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

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