Harry introduced David Williams from Imaging Services who recently joined the team.
David gave us information on his background and discussed services provided by his department: photocopying; self-service scanning; document printing and binding/theses and dissertations; analog to DVD reformatting; and maintaining copy card vending machines.
He indicated signage needs a boost in the Libraries and showed samples of signs created to make the scanning stations more user friendly for patrons with and without Net ID’s. He wants the students to know how they can save money on copies by scanning and saving to a jump drive. Finally, he mentioned a secret service coming from Imaging Services, not yet publicized.
Bilge (guest) shared information on the Instagram contest ending April 30, 2013. Students and staff are asked to take a photo of their favorite places in the Libraries and post them on Instgram.
Tracey stated the next issue is ready. Harry explained that Essentials is an opt-in email newsletter targeted to admin and key faculty with a current circulation of 260 – 270. The ongoing challenge it to build the subscription list. Our task is to promote it over the summer and prepare for the September issue.
John reported the vendor presented a draft outline of the video to Marianne. She wants another draft, more in line with her vision of: 1) focusing on potential donors; 2) showing donors what we can achieve with their support. Shooting should start in the summer
Tao received an email from the organization asking if the Libraries want to participate this year. The deadline to respond is April 17, 2013. The event, an Alumni Reunion Weekend Block Party will be held, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12 – 2:00. Set up time is 10:30 on the Voorhees Mall. The day will include morning events, lunch and a BBQ. The team is asking volunteers to staff a table. The table is provided and we have a beautiful tablecloth to identify the Libraries. All we need are team members to bring handouts. Linda suggested we launch a project to encourage classes to digitize their yearbooks.
Rose will go over data from the previous re-branding assessment gathered in 2008 and released in 2009. The goal is to gather information from the staff in fall of 2013 and students and faculty in spring of 2014 with the results presented in 2014. Since 2009, an entirely new crop of undergrads has rotated into the university. Are RUL's four-core attributes (Higher Education Focus, Essential Services, Enriching Knowledge, and Friendly Service) still valid/accurate/current?
Is there new technology or a new way to communicate with students? Yes, TSB has a mobile app and the new RUL website was unveiled. Julie suggested a new slogan: “we put the whole world in your hands”. April 23rd is the date for the next subgroup meeting.
Harry reminded the team that one part of the multi-year marketing plan is to arrange meetings the USC and LRC and ask both councils:
Harry stated that Michelle Tokar informed him that the new faculty orientation was up in the air. He then asked Newark and Camden if they had campus based welcomes for new faculty. They both do.
Our next meeting is June 6th.