STAFF RESOURCES

Minutes of April 20, 2006 meeting

Present:
Ian Bogus, Paul Cabelli (recorder), Salvatore Cardinale, Yuhwei Ling, Andy Martinez, Rebecca Martinez, Gracemary Smulewitz, Melody Tomaszewicz

Agenda

  1. Budget for 2007 - impact
  2. Kilmer project
  3. ILL requests and handling record problems
  4. Focus Groups RUL-wide - Updates
  5. Information Sharing - please include updates on any problems as well as stats for projects

1. Budget for 2007 impact:

The group discussed the possible ramifications to RUL and Collection Services of a projected 8-10 % budget cut. It was suggested that the team leaders elicit suggestions from their focus group members on ways to create more efficient workflows. The team leaders agreed to meet on May 3 to review these results. Salvatore will also present workstudy projected expenditures at that meeting.

2. Kilmer project:

Ryan Womack gave the department a list of business titles needed holdings and cancellation work. A core group of staff will meet to discuss the workflow.

3. ILL requests and handling record problems:

We had a discussion regarding the difficulties ILL staff had in finding requested material. These problems were thought to be primarily due to record inaccuracies, record misreadings, title change misunderstandings, location questions, and holdings terminology questions. It was suggested that our department offer a training session to ILL staff, perhaps in August, on how to correctly read a serial record. In the meantime, team members and students should keep track of ILL requests: where they come from, and what they request.

4. Focus Groups RUL-wide Updates:

Many focus groups have started to hold meetings RUL-wide via teleconferencing. No major problems have developed in the process as yet. Andy requested that he be copied on all agendas and meeting minutes. All groups should continue to send minutes to Yasu Denda, including any past minutes not reported.

5. Information Sharing:

Decisions

Assignments

Next meeting: 5/18/06 at ALEX
Time: 1:30
Next recorder: Salvatore Cardinale
Back up recorder: Yuhwei Ling



 
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