[Web4lib] Need efficient way to post "library closing" message

Andersen, Patricia M. (SDSM&T) Patricia.Andersen at sdsmt.edu
Thu Nov 30 12:21:50 EST 2006

We just started a new blog, that we call "What's New".  We post hours,
news events, upcoming seminars or training sessions etc. there rather
than trying to catch where the students are going.  

Oh, we also are old fashioned enough that we post paper signs around the
physical library as reminders.


Patty Andersen, Director
Devereaux Library, SDSM&T
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
(605) 394-1255 - voice
(605) 394-1256 - fax
Patricia.Andersen at sdsmt.edu

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[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Kathy Gaynor
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:05 AM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: [Web4lib] Need efficient way to post "library closing" message

In the past, we have added a message to the top of selected pages on our
web site to inform our users of the library's closure over the winter
holidays. For example, we would add a message to our home page, main
database page, our request forms, "Ask a Librarian" email reference
form, etc. There are probably about 18 pages that were involved.  We
thought that we should add this message to more than just our home page
as users may take various routes to get to a specific page.

I'm wondering if there are other more efficient ways to handle this
other than manually adding the message to each page and deleting it
after we come back to school in January.  We recently revised our web
site to be XHTML compliant and to use style sheets.

Thanks for any suggestions you might have.  Our web site is at

Kathy M. Gaynor
Reference Librarian
Emerson Library/Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 961-2660 x7811
kgaynor at webster.edu 

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