It appears that USF personnel are receiving emails again. However, if you sent us an email yesterday and you don't hear back from us within one business day, you may want to resend the email to ensure we receive it.
If you're trying to get in touch with anyone at USF, be aware that USF's email is down today. Faculty and staff haven't been receiving incoming emails since early this morning. We have not received any information on when this problem will be fixed.
Gleeson Library is reporting that off-campus access to our library catalog and to certain library databases is down. On campus access is working. If you are faculty, you can try ITS’s VPN option. Main campus IT and Gleeson staff are working to resolve the issue.
Due to main campus IT network maintenance, campus users will not be able to connect to the Internet beginning at 8 pm on Sunday, January 18, and continuing through 1 pm on Monday, January 19. Off-campus users will not be able to connect to campus using the campus VPN during this period. On-campus and off-campus users will not be able to connect to USF Connect during this period. If you have questions or concerns, contact main campus IT at email@example.com or 415-422-6668.
The law library received a fleet of new Xerox copier/printer/scanners today, and we are so excited to announce that students may now scan documents to email at no charge. We know this is a long-awaited service, and we're pleased the new technology is going to be available for the Spring 2015 semester. If you have questions about how the new Xerox technology works, contact staff at the library's circulation desk.
Due to librarian commitments related to library director candidate interviews and OneL evening online research classes, the research desk will be staffed sporadically after 5 pm from January 12 through January 27. The best days to find research help between 5 and 7 pm are Thursday, January 15; Wednesday, January 21, and Thursday, January 22. Evening research help hours will be back to normal on Wednesday, January 28.
Attorney at Work recently posted this useful PDF, listing 49 thoughtful tips for new attorneys. That sounds like a lot of reading, but the tips are 1-2 sentences each, and there are links to useful blog posts that discuss the topic in more detail. Some of my favorites:
Return phone calls, emails and texts promptly. Really.
Your answer should never be “No, you can’t!” Try “Okay, let’s figure out
how you can.”
Often your client’s or supervisor’s goal will be different from what she
says it is. (She may not even know what it is!) Listen between the lines
and repeat back what you hear to make sure you’re both on the same page.
We discovered that we had a few incorrect signs describing library hours for the week of Jan 5-11. Please note that we will be open from 8:30 am to 6 pm January 6 through January 9. For the library's most up-to-date hours, visit our hours web page.