Present: Carol Turner, Rich Bennett, David Hickey, Sally Craven for Jan Swanbeck, Carol Drum, Gary Cornwell
Absent: Colleen Seale
1) Updates and Issues for Academic Year
a) Use Patterns2) PlanningCarol Drum announced that Marston Science Library was incredibly busy on Saturday. She said this might have been due in part to the fact that CIRCA was closed.b) Technology
Gary Cornwell suggested that weekend hours might need to be revised next semester. Carol Drum said current staffing didn't allow for extending hours on Saturdays. To do that, an extra circulation person would need to be added.
Carol Turner said she had been visited by a graduate student who pointed out that evenings, weekends and intercessions were when the graduate students were most able to use the libraries. She suggested that there might be more support for shifting hours if it was to benefit graduate students.
Gary said that intercessions were the times the libraries were least used. Carol Drum also said that intercession was the only time the circulation staff took vacation time and that to increase hours during intercession would hurt the staff.
It was agreed that the priority was to extend the Saturday hours.
Carol Drum said she is still waiting for the new computers to be set up at Marston Science. She said they are trying to hire a student to work in the mornings and take care of the computers.c) Instruction
Gary Cornwell said 11 machines were set up for e-mail in Reference.
Rich Bennett said Centurion is being put on many library computers to filter the email.
Carol Drum said that the 13th Chemical Abstract is already loaded but 12th still needs to be added. She will work with Rich to make up an index page.
Carol said that the new circulation manual doesn't include procedures for when computers are down. This needs to be added.
Rich announced that there are many new ways of maximizing the use of WebLUIS. He is considering offering a training course for PSC and TSC.
Rich also discussed downloading and printing files in WebLUIS. He said in the test of this process you could actually see an entry and what they intend to do with when it is fully operational. He is going to call FCLA to see when this will be operational. He hopes it will be ready by the end of September.
Carol Turner hopes to get volunteers to offer library instruction to freshman English classes. She said many biology classes are also offering Library instruction.d) Handouts
Carol Drum said the Gartner products are being used, but they need to be utilized more. She would like to see a workshop given on how to utilize Gartner Group products. This workshop would be for the Public Services staff who help users. It could be a forum or Colleague Connection.
Carol Turner said that a lot of handouts have been created and distributed. Are there any others that need to be created?
Rich said he was working "WebLUIS vs LUIS" for possible inclusion in Faculty News as well as for a general handout.
Carol Drum said she recently did a handout to inform researchers how to access the Royal Society of Chemistry full text site with a password and user ID. Gary said he did a similar handout for other sites that needed password and Ids. It was decided that there should be a standard form for everyone to use to make this more consistent.
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