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Archive for March, 2010

Spring Show to be held at 79 and 180 NM

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Hi all,

I just received an email that the Spring Show is going to be held at 79 and 180 New Montgomery rather than at 601 Brannon. They used to hold Spring Show here and have decided to do so again this year. I will let you know details as I know them. Someone from administration will be meeting with me about details soon.


Opportunistic Theft

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Hi everyone,

In the meeting I attended this morning one thing that was discussed was opportunistic theft. That is when an owner of property is unattentive to said property and it gets lifted! There is opportunistic theft happening in all of our campus buildings. Please be sure to lock up your personal items and or keep close tabs on them. Be aware of who is hanging around office doors and the front desk and make sure non employees are never behind the circulation desk. If any of you have suggestions or comments about this issue please post them here. I will follow up.


2 video desk reminders

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Last night at about 6:30, a patron brought a video up to the Circulation Desk and requested that it be put on hold for him. The folks at the Circ Desk were able to do so, so that part of it wasn’t a problem. BUT! We would really like to avoid situations in which patrons are at large in the library with A/V materials that are not checked out to them. Please, instead of just handing patrons a movie and telling them to go to the Circ Desk, either process the hold yourself at the video desk and print the hold slip out later or bring the video and the patron up to the Circ Desk. The same holds true for any case in which the patron needs to go to Circ before checking something out at the video desk - never just hand the patron something that’s not checked out to them.

Also, I’ve seen a few instances in which staff members checking MFAs in and out aren’t counting items. Remember, you need to count the number of items in the MFA box twice - once when the person is checking the item out, and once when they are returning it. This is the only way that we can be sure that all items are present and accounted for!

Heather S.