Vol 6. Issue 12 / April 3, 2006

In Brief

Library Tip: What Was I Reading?
Do you ever think to yourself, "What was the book I read last year from the library that was so useful? I'd like to check that out again but I don't remember its name." Now you can keep track of such details with "My Reading History."

To use this service, first register with the Kresge Library by bringing your ID to the library and filling out a very short form. (If you've checked out books before, you have already registered and you can skip this step.)

To start keeping track of your reading history, go to the "Renew Books" link on the Ellen library catalog, which is on the left-hand side of the page. Enter your name and the barcode from your Scripps Research ID. The new Scripps Research ID has a 6 digit number on the front—use this. If you have an older ID, use the longer barcode the library gave you on the back of the card. Click "Submit." You will see the materials you currently have checked out and any overdue notices. You can renew your books here if you wish.

Click on , then "Opt In." Books you check out from that point on will be added to your reading history. You can opt out at any time by clicking on the "Opt out" icon. If you opt out, you have the choice of saving your past history or deleting it.

For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Lottery for Free Padres Tickets Is Back
Scripps Research employees who would like a pair of free Padres tickets can now enter their names in a lottery using the News&Views site. Look for the baseball icon on the News&Views home page. Drawings will be held at the end of each month for the following month's games. Those without a computer can enter by sending their names, extensions, and date of the game they are interested in to Alice Durand, TPC-8, through interoffice mail. Individuals can win only once a season.

New Contact for News&Views Science Stories
It's official. Editor Mika Ono will now be the main contact for News&Views science coverage as well as for campus news. "I welcome story ideas and feedback," she says. Ono can be reached at mikaono[at]scripps.edu.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu