We’re back next week!

Coming soon:  The red sign!  Librarians are back on duty next week.  As always, whenever someone has a research question, please don’t hesitate to refer them to a librarian.  At any time!

Give us a call at x5496.  Whoever is available will be glad to come out and help. On weekday and Sunday afternoons, and Monday-Wednesday evenings, one of us is always on duty.  Look for the red “Librarian on duty” sign.

If it seems like no one is around, have the person write to us in the go/askalibrarian form.  Even when we’re not in the library, we’re often on email.  Hours and information about how to reach us is at go/askus.  Also, some good “getting started” advice is here:  Find Books, Articles and More.

Also, try this:  Ref Chat!  It’s new!  Available on the library home page when we’re on duty.

Meeting minutes, 6-27-2012

Mike Roy joined us and we discussed our work on goals, and how goals are being crafted this year from the bottom up, as opposed to AD’s down, as in years past. We had a discussion about ways to get things back that are overdue, especially reserves. And we reiterated that aside from that, we are still the happiest workgroup in LIS.

Joseph Watson joined us for a brief discussion of water-damaged (or even just wet) books being returned at circ and what to do with them. Also, how to train our students to handle them. Options mentioned were a poster at the check-in computer and adding it to our training checklist. The discussion moved to damaged books, and whether or not it was worth training students to inspect books more carefully on check-in. Since Ginny is scanning the reshelving areas periodically and pulling damaged books, we agreed that this may not be worth student training time.

How to find foreign language music CD’s

If you are looking for foreign language music CD’s, here is the best way to do it.

1. Go to go/subsplus
2. Select the language you want (from the Subject drop-down)
3. In the right hand column, near the bottom, there should be a link that says “Chinese (or whatever langauge) CD’s”. That takes you to a specialized MIDCAT search.

Please ask Dan (x5928) if you have any questions.