As in previous years, the Academic Desk will be closed throughout the month of December and the first week of January to accommodate library closings and availability. This means that beginning on Thursday, December 1st, all staff normally scheduled to cover Academic during this time should check the Collaborative Desk box rather than the Academic Desk box when logging in for their scheduled shifts. Also, here are the remaining statewide Ask a Librarian closing dates (Collaborative and Academic Desks) in the December thru January schedule: • Wednesday, December 21 (closing at 5 pm) • Thursday, December 22 thru Monday, January 2 (closed – service reopens on Tuesday, January 3) • Monday, January 16 (closed) Note: These closings are for the statewide service, so your library is still free to staff local desk hours during those days. Have a great week!