Minutes of February 17, 2010 meeting

Joseph Asaro, Linda Becker, Zohreh Bonianian, Kevin Conover, Debra Goldberg, Eva Kalamotousis, Jill Locascio, Irina Loutchkina Ramon Negron, Gillian Newton, Johns Rake, Alfreda Richardson, Shawn Rogers, Abdullah Sherzad (minutes), Penny Weniger
Jan Reinhardt



The statistics required for the mid-year report were compiled and submitted to Judy. We will however attempt to devise a more effective and efficient way of maintaining statistics for reserve items and considers this a group goal.

The exception reports should be available soon. When they have been run, Penny will distribute to the units.

Discussion topics:

Media reserve update

Zohreh reported the new processes are going smoothly. Alexander library currently has three viewing stations for videos and DVDs in the library. Furthermore, there are approximately 10 DVD/videos currently on reserve. Prompted by the need at Alexander for patron's to borrow headphones to view media at workstations in the public areas, Zohreh also noted that a small task force has been formed to work on Brief Record creation in order to record when equipment, such as head phones or notebooks requires being charged to a user.

Jill and Joe reported that there are also three viewing stations at the Kilmer library, and that there are approximately 10 DVD/videos on reserve.

Both units have received positive feedback from students on the availability of media reserves.

Priority 1 slips

It was brought to the group's attention that the priority 1 slips that are included in new books do not indicate the information placed in the "reserve course number" field. This can be problematic in matching the new book to the course and instructor. However, Zohreh mentioned that there is a "Display Order" option in Workflows which alleviates this problem.

Removal of Reserve brief records for fall/winter sessions was discussed by the group and the group agreed that the mid-February date for removal is less than ideal. After discussion, the group decided to return to the date of January 31 for future removal. Penny will forward this request Judy for approval and to Systems.

Next meeting is TBA

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