Archive for December, 2011

DML hours for 12/22

December 22, 2011

The Dayton Memorial Library will open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22nd due to weather conditions.

Remote access downtime on 12/20

December 15, 2011

Remote access to library resources requiring authentication will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 20th from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. This will occur during the regularly scheduled ITS downtime and is necessary to update the server and program used for remote authentication.

Library hours, Spring 2012

December 11, 2011

Fall/Spring Hours:

Regular hours for the Spring terms resume on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. – midnight

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – midnight

Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Odumado helmet mask given to Regis Archives & Special Collections

December 7, 2011

Elizabeth Bennett, owner of Africa Direct, has donated a large helmet mask to the African Art Collection in the Archives and Special Collections of the Dayton Memorial Library. The mask, called “Odumado” is made by the Igala tribe of Nigeria. It features 4 figures on top of a human head: a priest, a flute player, a woman, and a drummer. According to Niangi Batulukisi, the figures represent the original owners of the land. Odumado is worn during the New Yam Harvest celebration to honor the benefits given the community by these ancestral forces of the land. During a ceremony, the mask is worn by a male dancer, who looks through the eyes carved on the face. His body is covered with raffia, a dried grass, attached to the mask through holes carved into the collar of the mask.

The Archives and Special Collections is extremely appreciative of this generous donation by Elizabeth Bennett. Ms. Bennett is the mother of Sara Bennett, a senior at Regis College.

Eucharistic Miracles exhibit

December 5, 2011

A traveling exhibit from the Vatican is on display in the Hartman Gallery of the Dayton Memorial Library from Dec. 2nd – Dec. 12th. These displays report on the traditions of the Catholic Church that attribute various miracles to the presence of the Eucharist (communion hosts/wafers) that are consecrated as part of the Catholic Mass. In Catholic belief, the consecrated host represents the real presence of Jesus Christ, and its reception is considered one of our seven primary sacramental activities. As such, it is at the center of Catholic worship and belief.

The display will be at Regis until Dec. 12th, when it will be sent to the Archdiocese of Denver Pastoral Center for another week.

Some images from the Eucharistic Miracles exhibit are available online through the project’s main website:

Interlibrary loan system restored

December 2, 2011

Interlibrary loan access has been restored.

The server for ILLIAD, our interlibrary loan system, has crashed and will be down until until 6:00 p.m. We will post further updates as they are available and apologize for any inconvenience.

Prospector down times in December

December 1, 2011

During December 2011 the Prospector system will have three scheduled down times for a variety of software and networking upgrades.

  • Tuesday, December 13th – 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, December 20th – 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Friday, December 16th – 9:00 p.m. to midnight

DML Winter break hours

December 1, 2011

The library hours for the winter break are:

  • Saturday, Dec. 17th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18th: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19th – Wednesday, Dec. 21st: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 22nd: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Friday, Dec. 23rd – Monday, Dec. 26th
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27th – Thursday, Dec. 29th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Friday, Dec. 30th – Monday, Jan. 2nd
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3rd – Saturday, Jan. 7th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 8th: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Chat with a Librarian service closes at 2:00 p.m. on December 24th and December 31st. The service is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Regular hours resume on Monday, January 9th. Happy holidays!

DML hours for finals week

December 1, 2011

The library will have extended hours during finals week.

Sunday, December 11th: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Monday, December 12th: 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 13th: 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 14th: 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 15th: 6:00 a.m. – midinght

Friday, December 16th: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Winter break hours begin on Saturday, December 17th.