Minutes of January 31, 2013 Meeting

Zohreh Bonianian, Eric Fizur, Kristen Ko, Barry Lipinski (coordinator, recorder), Eugene McElroy, Dean Meister, Nita Mukherjee, Ramon Negron, Gill Newton, Brian Stubbs, Joyce Watson
Shirley Lewis, Theresa Macklin, Mike Mansouri, Jan Reinhart


Correction to the attendance of the October 18, 2012 meeting: Gill Newton was present.

1) Access Services Committee Updates

2) Midyear Review of ASC and CPSG Goals/Activities

The group reviewed the Access Services Action Plan for 2012-2013. Still on the group’s to do list is working with Integrated Information Systems to develop a service that sends text messages. Another initiative for the group is to revamp the claims return process.

3) Emergency Safety and Lockdown Procedures RUPD Presentation

Officer Rich McGilvery offered an excellent presentation on January 16, 2013 in Alexander Library’s SCC. He discussed RUPD’s Emergency Action Plan and Active Shooter Information: http://halflife.rutgers.edu/eap/eap.html

4) Incident Reports

Since the October 18, 2013 CPSG Meeting, there have been 33 more Incident Reports. The reports a wave of 12 laptops, one IPhone, a one IPad thefts at Alexander in December 2012. As of January 31, 2013, 14 laptops have been stolen in 2012-2013. RUPD Chief Kenneth Cop’s email to all members of the Rutgers Community on January 25, 2013 in the wake of the Newtown tragedy discussed the Emergency Action Plan and additionally said the following about maintaining awareness in public places: “Portable electronic equipment (e.g., laptops and cell-phones) left unattended in libraries and student centers are particularly vulnerable to theft.”

Alexander Library

Art Library

Chang Library

Douglass Library

Kilmer Library

Library of Science and Medicine

Math Library

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