Category Archives: Circulation News

New Lost Item Replacement Fee!

All items that are marked as lost on or after Tuesday, September 2 will be charged a $100 Lost Item Replacement Fee. This is a change from the current $50 Lost Item Replacement Fee. The Lost Processing Fee will remain $10 and will be added to all Lost items. Also on Tuesday, September 2, items on the hold shelf awaiting patrons to pick up and check out will only be held for 7 days. This is change from our current time period of 10 days.

New Staff Members

The Chalmer Davee Library would like to introduce two new staff members.

John Hanson joined the library staff in the Reference Department August 26th.  John grew up in Mississippi and first moved to the Midwest while serving in the Air Force stationed in South Dakota.  He received his BA and MLIS from Louisiana State University.  Before joining the staff he worked as a substitute librarian for Hennepin County Library System and as a reference librarian for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System.  John moved to River Falls a few years ago to be with his partner, Dr. Paige Miller, who is a faculty member in the UWRF Sociology Department.  He was interested in this position because it gives him a chance to work in an academic environment where he can interact with other professional librarians in helping students utilize the Chalmer Davee Library’s resources.   John is filling in for Brad Gee, who is leading the Semester Abroad students in Europe during the fall semester.

Israel “Izzy” Quiles began in the Circulation Department as Daytime Coordinator on October 1st.  Izzy, who grew up in Milwaukee, attended UW-Milwaukee and worked at the UWM Bookstore before joining FedEx Office in 2004 and ending as a manager in 2013.  Izzy was drawn to the position because of the campus environment and a desire to settle in River Falls long term.  Izzy’s interests include drawing, movies, art and experiencing new coffeehouses and the flavors they offer.

Welcome John and Izzy!


Update: Laptop/Equipment Checkout

The laptop and equipment checkout program, which was temporarily suspended due to a system upgrade, is restored and functional.  For more information about the check out program please contact the Circulation Desk at 715-425-3321.

Laptop/Equipment Checkout Temporarily Suspended

Due to a complication with a system upgrade, the library will be suspending its laptop and equipment checkout immediately.  We are working on resolving this issue and hope to resume this service prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Universal Borrowing Down Through Aug. 12th

The library’s catalog is undergoing a major software upgrade from July 23rd through August 12th, 2013.  During this time Universal Borrowing (UB) will not be available.  You will be able to make requests for items from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Welcome Cate Sering!

Cate Sering rejoined our staff as a short term LTE in Circulation on June 7.  Cate is providing coverage and assistance in Circulation on a half-time basis as we move forward with filling open positions in the department on a permanent basis.  Cate has worked in our library as a student assistant and she also served as an LTE in the University Archives and Area Research Center.  Cate has recently received her MLS from UW-Milwaukee and also works at the River Falls Public Library.  Welcome Cate!

Note: Interim/Summer Hours

Please note, Interim and Summer Hours.