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Archive for June, 2009

Repair Requests Available, 3-day turnaround

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Just a reminder that students can request a book with a “Repair” status to be repaired ASAP and returned to circulation.  With summer projects taking more up job hours, the turnaround for books in repair has gotten a bit longer than usual.  If a student is asking for a book that shows a “Repair” status, let them know they can request it to be repaired and back on the shelf in three days’ time.  If they’d like this, leave me a note or email — — with the book’s title, call number, and date the student requested it, and I will work on it next.  I will get it repaired and back into circulation within three days.  Sound good?


Exhibition catalog project

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I stapled and numbered the list of the exhibition catalog printout so that more than one of us can work on it at a time, and keep order/not lose pages. The packets are roughly 100 titles each, and numbered at the top. I suggest we also initial and date the packet when completed, and turn into Debra for her to keep track of the project.
~Mary Ellen

P.S. see you guys in two weeks!

Exhibition Catalogs in Processing

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Hi everyone,

As of right now, I have pulled 892 Exhibition Catalogs from the Page collection. Unfortunately they are spread all over the library at the moment, some being in Heather Cummins’s office, some in the page room, and some in my office. So with the help of Abby I changed their status to in processing and these records all have an x note that says “Item is unavailable for checkout, it is part of Exhibition Catalog Project. DS 06/26/09.” If a student wants to use one of these in the library I am ok with that but please make sure and put it back where you found it or ask me to assist them. I want to keep this project as organized as possible and this is just the first stage. It will be easier if these items don’t get checked out for the summer. They will be available for check out by Fall 09 semester. Any questions? Just ask!


Don’t call it a comeback

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Oh gosh, it looks like I have volunteered to make DVD of the week live yet again.  Get ready for a nice bugging from Davey in the near future for a movie that you KNOW everyone should see.  And I will start us off…

This weeks DVD shall be Vicky Cristina Barcelona.  Do you like romance?  Do you like awkward romance?  Do you like Spain?  Do you love the combination of Woody Allen and Scarlet Johanson?  I mean come on Woody, I don’t think this one is going to marry you, so it might be time to move on.  Otherwise a great romantic comedy for those nights alone with the cat.  Check it out if you have’t already!

Reviving the Library Intranet!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Hi everyone,

In the Circulation Staff meeting yesterday, we decided that the Intranet was a great way for us to communicate with each other and that we should start using it again. That means that not only should you be checking it regularly for new postings, but that you should also use it as a forum for your own news, announcements, and updates! You can use the comments section of already existing posts, and, using the staff login, you can create your own posts.

Username: Staff

Password: circ

Please use this great tool to keep the lines of communication open!

Heather S.

P.S. You can access the log-in by scrolling down to the bottom of the links on the right hand side of the intranet. It’s the very last link.

Withdrawing duplicate National Geographics (Circulating)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Hi Circ Staff!

Now that all of those pesky stock photo catalogs are out of the way, we’re ready to move on to the next big withdrawal process: duplicate circulating National Geographics!

Hope has already pulled all of them off of the shelf, but they need to be taken out of Millennium. To do this, scan the barcode of the magazine using Millennium’s “Search/Hold” button. Change its status to “W” (withdrawn) and save. This is something you can easily do at the Circulation Desk.

Next, the magazines need to be physically withdrawn. This is the same process that you used to withdraw the stock photo catalogs. Make sure to demagnetize them!

Instead of putting them out on the free pile, I’d like to sell these for $.25 cents apiece. I will be making a sign and a special area of the sale cart to put these in. Once they’re ready to go, you can just put it in the specified sale area and people will snap them up like they’re especially delicious donuts!

Thank you for your help on all of these special projects!

Heather S.