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Media screening student

Starting this semester, the media screening students will each have their own media screening student borrowing card. All films for screenings will be booked under this patron (Media screening student), and each card will bring up that patron, which has miltiple barcodes to allow for the multiple ID cards. (On a technical note – this patron is a new ptype: 48, which can ONLY check out itype 93 (reserve media).) Stewart will be able to keep track of which students have which films if things go missing, and all overdue emails will go to him. Let me know if you have any questions.

Reserve and film screening shelf locations

I’ve placed all LS Reserves in a more consolidated spot for the summer. Both books and media will be shelved where we normally shelve only books during the academic year. Since there are fewer items on Reserve during summer term, it’ll be nice to have fewer places to look for Reserve items.

Also, I’ve relocated the film screening shelf (where media/rental films sit with their booking slips attached) for the summer only. It will live at the end of the LS reserves area. Please let me know if you need a brief tour of where things are.

If you have comments or concerns about any of this, please let me know!

Laser Disc Player Locations

You can search for classroom schedules on the College Master Location Schedule (go/mls). If you click on the room itself, you will see a list of classroom equipment and other features.
In addition to general questions about classroom viewing equipment, one question that has come up several times recently is the location of Laser Disc players on campus. LD is not a preferred format for viewing films, but it is sometimes the only format available in a specific title. Here is a list of classrooms with LD players that may be useful. Please verify by checking specific rooms on go/mls.
Main Library Viewing Areas – Carrels 33, 35, 36, 37, 38
Main Library 240B
Sunderland – 110, Dana, IL1, IL2, IL3
Wright Theatre Seminar Room
Warner – 506, 208, 202, 203, Hemi
RAJ
Ross – B11
BIH – 104, 148, 216, 219, 220, 338
FIC – CK1, FR1
Pearsons – KDR
Chateau- 107(b), 003, 109(E), 110(D)
Twilight – auditorium, 201
Breadloaf – 2
Music Library, CFA – Listening Rooms 120, 123, and 124

Plotter use at Armstrong

Main Library’s plotter is still down and won’t be up before next week.     We’ll continue to be busy printing posters for the time being.    Please refer questions students have to Dave Guertin (x3143) room 506 Bi-Hall.   If  Dave is unavailable they can try contacting Mack Roark (x2328) room 214 Main Library.    Please also keep an eye on the plotter, and don’t let anyone but LIS staff and those on the list in 209 work on or change the paper.

Films Scheduled for Screenings by Media Services

A reminder that films scheduled for screenings do not circulate prior to the screening on the day of the screening.
See below for more info:
Films that are scheduled to be screened by Media Services staff will be set aside by Circ staff – after cleaning, repairing (if needed) and verifying availability. On the day of a scheduled screening, films may not be borrowed prior to the screening. Students may borrow films after a screening, or on any day prior to the day of the scheduled screening, and regular reserve loan guidelines apply. This only applies to films that are listed in the daily Media Services screening schedule. Films are listed in the daily film screening schedule only when a faculty member requests that Media Services staff provide technical support to a class screening. If a faculty member has a film on reserve and will be screening the film themselves, Circ staff do not set aside the films.

Film Screenings

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Film Screening Support
Films that are scheduled to be screened by Media Services staff will be set aside the morning of the screening by Circ staff – after cleaning, repairing (if needed) and verifying availability. On the day of a scheduled screening, films may not be borrowed prior to the screening. Students may borrow films after a screening, or on any day prior to the day of the scheduled screening, and regular reserve loan guidelines apply. This only applies to films that are listed in the daily Media Services screening schedule. Films are listed in the daily film screening schedule only when a faculty member requests that Media Services staff provide technical support to a class screening. If a faculty member has a film on reserve and will be screening the film themselves, Circ staff do not set aside the films.

Media Screenings Info for Circ

This is a brief reminder of the major points I covered during Circ student training on June 25.

1. Screenings students have messages in their Mill records saying they can take Media out of the library.
2. The Film Screenings binder (updated daily by supervisors) is located on the front desk to the right of the pillar; student Screeners will use this binder to tell you what media they need.
3. Screenings materials do NOT get checked out to borrowers on the day they’re being screened, only screening students (or in rare cases, the professor).
4. Always ask screening students if they need a Projectionist Key (located in the key drawer).
5. Professors are responsible for A) giving Reserves media to be screened beforehand, or submitting a list of media from our collection; B) reserving a room for the screening through the Scheduling Office; C) getting a screener assigned by emailing/calling Helpdesk.
6. If professors/TAs/bilinguals appear in person (or call) with a problem (most usually “We’re in room X for a screening but no one’s here with the movie”) hand the issue to the supervisor on duty.

Any questions, please ask me. Thanks!
Steve

Films for Scheduled Screenings

A quick reminder that Circ will continue the trial work flow for setting aside films that are scheduled for Media Services screening support.

To summarize:
Films that are scheduled to be screened by Media Services staff will be set aside the morning of the screening by Circ staff – after cleaning, repairing (if needed) and verifying availability.
On the day of a scheduled screening, films may not be borrowed prior to the screening.
Students may borrow films after a screening, or on any day prior to the day of the scheduled screening, and regular reserve loan guidelines apply.

This only applies to films that are listed in the daily Media Services screening schedule. Films are listed in the daily film screening schedule only when a faculty member requests that Media Services staff provide technical support to a class screening.
If a faculty member has a film on reserve and will be screening the film themselves, we do not set aside the films.
Remember – you can adjust due dates and loan policies for the faculty who placed the film on reserve for their course. If a film is on reserve for more than one course, we cannot adjust loan period.

There were no problems noted with this change during Winter Term, and initial feedback from our students employees at the front desk has been positive.

It is important that we document all feedback regarding this change. Pass on all comments.

Please stress to film screeners – at the time of check-out – the importance of returning films immediately after a screening so that they are available to students who may have missed the scheduled screening.

Thanks for your support. Please pass along all questions and concerns.
Elin