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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Archival Usage Policies & Procedures

These rules are necessary to preserve the materials and guarantee their orderly administration.

Usage Policies

  1. The Special Collections and Archives stacks are closed to the public. A request form should be presented to the staff member at the reading room desk. The materials will be retrieved for use.
     
  2. Identification must be presented when submitting the request form. If this is the first request of the academic year, a registration form must be completed before the materials will be retrieved.
     
  3. Materials may only be used in the reading room. They do not circulate.
     
  4. You may take to a desk in the reading room only note-taking materials, pencils, or a laptop computer. Coats, briefcases, and other materials (including cell phones) must be placed in the storage locker available in the reading room. Cameras and scanners are prohibited unless the Archivist has approved their use in advance.
     
  5. Only pencils may be used while working with our materials. Pens are not allowed.
     
  6. All materials must be handled with care:
    - Do not lean on materials.
    - Archival materials must be kept in the precise order provided.
    - Do not make tracings of the materials. 
     
  7. Generally, only five books or one box (folder) will be provided at a time. Faculty or graduate students engaged in extended research projects may be permitted access to larger quantities of material. Patrons may be provided with digital or microformat surrogates in order to help preserve fragile original materials.
     
  8. Photocopying is available when the condition of the material, copyright restrictions, and donor restrictions permit. Normally, the Special Collections staff does the copying of archival materials and rare books. Requests submitted within thirty minutes of closing will be filled the following workday. Large orders will be processed as time permits. Permission to copy or scan does not carry with it permission to publish.
     
  9. Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Archivist or the Dean of Library and Information Resources.
     
  10. Tobacco, food, and beverages are not permitted in the reading room.