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ISG Centralized Telephone Reference Meeting Minutes March 9, 1999

Present: Ben Beede, Ilona Caparros, Linda Langschied, Laura Mullen, Pat Piermatti (recorder), Lisa Vecchioli

The meeting was called to order at 9:35am by the Team Leader, Pat Piermatti.

The major topic for discussion was the first draft dated March 1999 of the team's report.

Linda Langschied initiated comments with a question--is the one number, 932-LIBS going to be sufficient? If we are a mirror operation to 932-INFO, do we know what theINFO staffing is? What are the staffing needs for NBCTIS? Where will the voucher funding come from? (Topics to be discussed at a future meeting). Linda then gave the results of her survey of telephone handsets in each NB library:

Douglass:
2 telephone handsets at Circulation desk
1 telephone handset in the Circulation Office

Alexander:
2 telephone handsets at the Circulation desk
2 telephone handsets at the Reference desk
1 telephone handset at the Information desk

Kilmer:
2 telephone handsets at the Circulation desk
2 telephone handsets at the Reference desk

LSM:
2 telephone handset at the Circulation desk
1 telephone handset at the Reference desk
1 telephone handset in the Reference Office

Does the team believe that all of these current public access points can be funneled into one telephone number-932-LIBS? Additionally, Linda suggested that there be one full-time librarian in supervisory charge--perhaps as a special project for a semester...to get service launched. Discussion ensued.

The team then discussed an automated system to screen out the most common queries. The team recommends the following:

General:

Welcome to the Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick. Many questions about our libraries can be answered by visiting our website at: www.rutgers.libraries.edu, or you may make a selection from the following menu. For hours, press 1; For directions, press 2; To speak with someone with questions about circulation, borrowing, your library record, barcode or pin numbers, Press 3; For other questions and to speak with someone about your information needs, Press 4. For the Rutgers University Computing Services Information Center, dial 732 445-2296. For after hours questions, try the New Jersey Nightline number 1- 800-922-2233.

Details:

  1. For Hours, Press 1
    1. For Alexander Library Hours, Press 1 (recorded message)
    2. For Library of Science and Medicine Hours, Press 2 (recorded message)
    3. For other Rutgers New Brunswick library hours, Press 3 (recorded message ending with "Detailed information about library hours is also available at the Rutgers University Libraries web site--www.rutgers.libraries.edu.")
  2. For Directions to Libraries, Press 2
    1. For Directions to Alexander, Press 1 (recorded message)
    2. For Directions to the Library of Science and Medicine, Press 2 (recorded message)
    3. For Directions to other Rutgers New Brunswick libraries, Press 3 (recorded message ending with "Detailed information about library directions is available at the Rutgers University Libraries web site--www.rutgers.libraries.edu")
  3. To speak with someone with questions about circulation, borrowing, your library record, barcode or pin numbers, Press 3 (routes to Access Services at Alexander? ... to be decided)
  4. For other questions and to speak with someone about your information needs, Press 4
    (then routes to 932-LIBS (932-5427--rings at handsets at Alexander, LSM, Douglass and Kilmer--routing path to be decided)

Agenda for next meeting:

At the next NBCTIS meeting, April 13th, LSM-9:30-Noon -- we will discuss the operational details of Item 4. What the routing path is, level of staffing, funding for staffing, space issues, etc.

After further discussion, the team then recommended the following telephone directory changes:

NEW BRUNSWICK-EDISON AREA
BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE BOOK

REVISED LISTING
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Corrected - March 9, 1999

Rutgers, The State University ….

Libraries University -

 INFORMATION ………………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
 Library Hours ………………………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
Administration …………………………   932-7505

Alcohol Studies Library      …………………   445-4442
Alexander Library -
    Access Services      ........................................   932-7851
    Copy Center ………………………….. 932-7940
    Government Publications
         Information ....……………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
Annex  ………………………………….. 445-2089
Art Library  ………………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
    Access Services      .......................................... 932-7739
Chang Library ………………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
    Access Services      .......................................... 932-0305
Chemistry Library ………………………….. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
    Access Services      .......................................... 445-2625
Douglass Library       …………………………. 932-LIBS (932-5427)
    Access Services      .......................................... 932-9411
East Asian Library ………………………….. 932-7161
Kilmer Library          ………………………..    932-LIBS (932-5427)
    Access Services      .........................................  445-3613
Library of Science and Medicine
     Access Services     .........................................  445-3854
    Copy Center ………………………….. 445-2269
    Government Publications
        Information  ………………………….. 932-LIBS  (932-5427)
Mathematical Sciences Library
     Access Services     .........................................  445-3735
     Information            .........................................  932-LIBS (932-5427)
Music Library ………………………….  932-LIBS (932-5427)
     Access Services    ..........................................  932-9783
Physics Library
     Access Services     .......................................... 445-2500
     Information           ..........................................  932-LIBS (932-5427)
Special Collections & Archives     …………… 932-7510
 

 1998 RUTGERS FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY

REVISED LISTING
LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY

Corrected - March 9, 1999
 

New Brunswick-

 INFORMATION ……………………………….  932-LIBS (932-5427)
 Library Hours   ……………………………………    932-LIBS (932-5427)
 Administration ………………………………   932-7505

CENTER OF ALCOHOL STUDIES LIBRARY,
  Head, Penny Page ………………………………   445-4442

ARCHIBALD S. ALEXANDER LIBRARY,
   Access Services       ................................................   932-7851
  Collection Services ………………………………   932-7388
  Government Publications
 Information   ……...................................…..   932-LIBS (932-5427)
  Information ………………………………………   932-LIBS (932-5427)
  Microforms Room    ………………………………    932-7388,  X160
  Periodicals ………………………………………   932-7388
  Reserve, Graduate  ………………………………..  932-7851,    X139
  Reserve, Undergraduate    ………………………...  932-7851,    X111
  Shipping and Receiving    …………………………   932-7920

ANNEX ………………………………………    445-2089

ART LIBRARY,
   Access Services    ...................................................    932-7739
   Information ………………………………………    932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Librarian, Halina Rusak…………………………...    932-7739
   Reserve ……………………………………………    932-7739

CHANG LIBRARY,
   Access Services   ....................................................    932-0305
   Information   ……………………………………..    932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Librarian,  Rebecca Gardner  ……………………     932-0305, X114
   Reserve   …………………………………………     932-0305

CHEMISTRY LIBRARY,
   Access Services  ....................................................    445-2625
   Information   …………………………………….     932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Librarian, Howard Dess…………………………     445-3526
   Reserve  …………………………………………     445-3526

MABEL SMITH DOUGLASS LIBRARY,
  Access Services    .................................................      932-9411
  Administrative Staff  ……………………………      932-9346
  Collection Services    ……………………………      932-9731
  Information     …………………………………..       932-LIBS (932-5427)
  Media    ……………………………………….…      932-9023
  Music   ………………………………………….       932-9783
  Periodicals   …………………………………….       932-9561
  Reserve   ……………………………………..…       932-9446

EAST ASIAN LIBRARY,
   Librarian, Nelson Chou  ……………………….    932-7161
 
KILMER LIBRARY,
   Access Services   ..............................................     445-3613
  Administrative Staff  ………………………….     445-3611
  Collection Services    ………………………….     445-3620
  Information ………………………………….     932-LIBS (932-5427)
  Media Services    ……………………………..      445-4685
  Reserve    ……………………………………..      445-3613

LIBRARY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE,
    Access Services    ...........................................      445-3854
    Administrative Staff   ……………………….       445-3850
   Collection Services    …………………………      445-2887
   Copy Center  ………………………….      445-2269
   Government Publications
      Information     .................................................    932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Information   …………………………………      932-LIBS
   Periodicals    …………………………………       932-3856
   Reserve  ………………………………………     445-3854

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY,
   Access Services ...............................................       445-3735
   Information   …………………………………       932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Librarian, Sylvia Walsh  ……………………..       445-3735
   Reserve  ………………………………………      445-3735

MEDIA SERVICES,
   Librarians   …………………………………..       445-4685

BLANCHE AND IRVING LAURIE MUSIC LIBRARY,
   Access Services   .............................................      932-9786
   Collection Services     ………………………..      932-9786
   Information   ………………………………...       932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Media     ……………………………………..       932-9023
   Reserve  ……………………………………..       932-9786
 
PHYSICS LIBRARY,
   Access Services    ..........................................       445-2500
   Information   ………………………………..       932-LIBS (932-5427)
   Librarian,  Howard Dess  …………………..        445-3526
   Reserve  …………………………………….        445-3526
 

SMLR LIBRARY
   Director, George Kanzler  ………………….        932-9513
   Reserve  …………………………………….        932-9513 


 
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