Minutes of July 22, 2004 meeting
- May Chin, Megan Doyle, Marc Forster, Priscilla Lee, Michele Tokar(recorder), Dave Warner, Nicole Warren, Paul Young
- Ray Balter, Sal Cardinale, Will Torres
- Barry Lipinski (training on Lost-Assumed)
- Annual Report
- Goals For the Fiscal Year
- Training Documentation
- System Issues
- New Billing Procedure: Lost/Assumed with Guest Barry Lipinski
- Information Sharing
1. Annual Report
The Annual report has been completed and the final draft will be posted to the LSM T drive where
all members of the CFG can read it.
The Annual Report contains the following: systems issues that affected circulation functions, the
many projects the CFG worked on, including the circulation survey, the training, new
documentation, FAQs, and the borrower's database.
2. Goals For the Fiscal Year
The Group reviewed the goals for the fiscal year:
- Create more circulation documentation for the webpage as needed
- Complete FAQs
- Provide more training
- Welcome notebook for new staff members of the Access/Collection Services department
- Reestablish the contact list for Access Services
- Complete the borrower's chart as a search able database
3. Training Documentation
This year the CFG will try to incorporate more training into the functional group and at staff
meetings back at the units. The functional group discussed having smaller training sessions this
year. The group thought this would create a more comfortable atmosphere for staff to ask
questions. The group said it was best if participants could have some hands on experience during
4. System issues
- Web Document Delivery
The CFG discussed the effects of RDS at the circulation desk. It was determined that UMDNJ Faculty/Staff and students with RUL borrowing privileges are eligible for Web Document Delivery. The CFG believes Web Document Delivery will have more of an impact in the fall when the majority of students and faculty return to school. There are complaints from some faculty regarding the expense of Web Document delivery; they believe the construction on route 18 will limit their accessibility to other campuses, and it is therefore unfair to impose the cost of Web Document delivery on them.
- 2004 Beta Test
The system is up and running at the Alexander Library. LSM will start using this system next week. The reports on Beta 2004 from Alex are as follows: there is no automatic return, the B and the D appear next to "wanded in" barcodes whether the caps lock is on or not, the icons/wizards look different, there is no longer a way to display holds when you go to checkout (you must go to display), and there are no more binocular functions.
5. New billing procedure: Lost/Assumed with guest Barry Lipinski
The group moved from the staff lounge to the circulation desk of Kilmer Library. Barry Lipinski
gave a training session on the new lost-assumed process. The group reviewed the lost-assumed
process and reviewed a record in WorkFlows. It was particularly helpful to see how the Active
versus Inactive screens worked.
11. Information Sharing
- - Paul Young has started working at Alex.
- - There will be a new graduate student intern.
- - Andy has a new office on the third floor.
- - There is new furniture in the atrium.
- - Reserve lists are being processed for the fall.
- - They are continuing to work on the Marc Holdings project.
- - The reference collection was weeded.
- - The current periodical section was shifted in order to open up more room for the current book collection.
- - Chemistry is looking to weed more titles from the book collection.
- - Penny started working at Douglass.
- - Music library has 2 new reference librarians.
- - The fire alarm recently went off at the Douglass library. There was no major damage or fire.
- - Paul Young has started working at LSM.
- - UMDNJ will be sending excel files to LSM this fall of all faculty/staff and students who are eligible for library cards at RUL.
- - Dave Warner is still helping at Math.
- - Both the weeding and Special Collections Project are still on going.
- - The new fire inspector walked through LSM and said that some of the shelves and books were too close to the ceiling; state law requires 24 inches between objects and the ceiling. There is still an investigation going on. We are closely examining all related fire codes, as well as our options for a compliant facility.