Minutes of July 1, 2015 meeting

Rose Barbalace (co-chair), Stacey Carton, Liza Kostic, Priscilla Lee, Jean Madden, Chiaki Mills (co-chair), Jacquelyn Ridzy, Daphne Roberts (recorder)
Elsa Alves, Janet Giorgio, Maggie Harris-Clark, Mike Mansouri, Stephanie Mikitish, Alfreda Richardson, Eddie Suarez, David Williams, Linda Zuckerman


  1. Announcements
  2. Student Employee Workshops (update)
  3. Scheduling Software (update)
  4. Student Listserv (update)
  5. OCLC Workshops
  6. Next Meeting - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

1) Announcements

A Doodle poll will be distributed for our August lunch. The date will be the second week in August. "On the Border" on Route 1 South is the usual location, but Rose is open to any other suggestions.

SCG members are asked to review the content of the orientation packets on the Libraries' website so we can make revisions for the fall. (See Student Coordinators page)

Rose is completing the proposal to recommend extended hour employees receive pay increases.

2) Student Employee Workshops (update)

Five group members have replied to the Doodle Poll so far. More volunteers are requested.

The timeline for the workshops will be based on the needs of the student workers. Our tentative timeline is: Security/Harassment (October 2015), Libraries' Website (November 2015), and Customer Service/Phone Etiquette (February 2016). After last semester's workshops, we realized that students want more interactive workshops. We will keep this in mind when developing future workshops.

3) Scheduling Software (update)

Joe Abraham was unable to host "Open Skedge" because the program requires more software than he can install locally. However, he was able to get a predecessor to "Open Skedge" called "Employee Scheduler" to work. Rose is also looking into other options that will allow supervisors to schedule past midnight. Rose will also look into Springshare's Libstaffer.

4) Student Listserv (update)

Chiaki is still attempting to determine which program to use for announcing new services, closings, and library events to student workers. She is leaning towards creating a Mailman listserv. The issue with Mailman is that certain ISP providers such as Yahoo and Aol will not accept emails sent through Mailman. Chiaki will get back to the SCG on this matter and come up with a name for the listserv.

5) OCLC Workshops

Liza, Jean and other members took the self-paced courses offered through OCLC's WebJunction. Their findings were:

6) Next Meeting

October 7, 2015, 2:30pm in the Pane Room at Alex

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