Weekly Report 9-5-17

Circulation Weekly Report
Date: 9/5/17
Name: Dan Frostman

• Items on reserve so far: 400+
• ERES pages created/restored so far: 50+
Highlights: (Progress towards Goals, accomplishments)
• No report
• Weeding has started!
Davis Family:
• DVDs shelf-read
• Vacuuming the M’s
• Entering EPAF’s for students
• Picked up BLWC books from Davison
• Kim learning ILL tasks, helping out
• Welcome email to Davis circ students
• Charged and inspected all cameras and camcorders
• Janine is back!
• Interviewing for circ sub position
• Some circ sub training
• Pulled WHD asset inventory for WHD backup
• Replacing fac/staff Macs with new ones
• Added USB-C dongles and chargers to collection
• Monthly stats and lists run
• Reshelving, including the last of the BL materials
• Weeding 2nd copy N’s, stockpiling for student project when stacks student returns next week
• Attended new faculty orientation
• Putting stuff on reserve for Fall!

• The inevitable return of the Academic Year

Research Desk Hours for Fall

Research Desk hours for the fall semester begin on Sunday, September 10. Send any questions over to us!

  • How to cite a web site ?
  • How to find more scholarly articles?
  • Where to look for statistics?
    …We can help with all of that and more!

Refer research questions to the Research Desk, or to librarians in the offices behind the Research Desk. Contact info and hours below and at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus.

Fall Research Desk Hours
NOTE we no longer staff Sunday nights
Mon – Wed: 11 am – 5 pm
and 7 pm – 10 pm
Thursday:    11 am – 5 pm
Friday:         11 am – 4 pm
Sunday:       1 pm – 5 pm


Mac fac/staff laptops

FYI, we are in the process of swapping out old laptops for new ones. I have labeled them accordingly in Millennium, but some will have duplicate numbers. Please place all Mac laptop returns on my desk after checking them in. No need to re-image. I have also placed holds on all of the laptops currently checked out to patrons, so that we can get them back and swapped out. Please do not renew any currently checked out Mac laptops. Let me know if you have questions. -Dan

Circ meeting 8-24-17

Present: Kim, Todd, Lexa, Dan

With the demise of NExpress, Kellam raised a question about how holds in MIDCAT behave. Should they continue to just issue a hold, or should we have them issue a recall, giving patrons the power to recall their own books without staff intervention? The general feeling of the (small) group was that we should still push people to ILL and emphasize the use of the WORLDCAT button that has replaced the NExpress button. Staff still want to be the ones to issue recalls to avoid recall wars. So we will keep it as is for now and pay closer attention this semester.

Dan will do a massive billing for late Spring and Summer items once students come back to campus. He will run lists next week to have searched before billing now that everything is back on the shelves.

Dan will find out when the laptop pool is getting updated. Kim will remind Deans about the laptop policy: (i.e. they don’t need to give permission for students to take a Dell PC out of the building. If we have them, they can go out.)
Reminder to everyone that Mac laptops do not go out of the building. Refer any exceptions to Dan.

Nobody likes dealing with the bikes. The maintenance this summer was not efficient. We’ll see how this semester goes.

Poster ideas:
Don’t highlight books
We are not an office supply store

Please don’t hand out office supplies. Here are things we can provide: pencils (they can use the ones next to the computers), rulers, scissors (at the desk), paper clips, rubber bands, dry-erase markers for the rooms, a piece of tape.
We don’t supply paper, glue, highlighters, envelopes, stamps, white out.

Dan will order a new map to replace the out-of-date map for circ

No new equipment to worry about except USB-C dongles and accessories.

Dan will be interviewing new circ subs next week

Dan will make new building guides

All circ student hiring will now go through the SEO website (go/seo). Please refer inquiries there rather than giving out Kim’s email