See the message from Joseph below. The main change is that what is currently the P&P repairs shelf will become the “In Process” shelf and contain both items that need to be relabeled/repaired/rebound AND items that need to be re-cataloged. Hopefully, signage will be clear at circ.
GIFTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SEPARATE ON THE BOTTOM SHELF.
“I wanted to let you know that we’ve done some staff reorganization in Collection Services (CS) and starting Monday, Marlena Evans will be in charge of the Materials Processing Unit instead of me. She’ll supervise the student Processing Assistants, monitor the flow of materials through the unit, make sure new media materials are repackaged as needed, etc. I’ll continue to manage our preservation and binding program, supervise Ginny the Binding and Conservation Technician, and will be working more and more in Special Collections.
We’ve also made some adjustments in the way we would like to receive items from Circulation Services when they need to be recataloged, reprocessed, or repaired. From now on, please mark all items you’re sending down to Collection Services as in process, not “in repair” as you have routinely been doing. To remember this change, just think about the fact that the items are “in process” when you get them from CS, and when you send them back to CS you should return them to the “in process” status. Please put everything on the old oak cart in 134. Ginny will sort the items and forward things as needed to Marlena. This actually simplifies the process for Circ since you won’t need to think about which items go to which work group. As always, notes with the item like “label wrong”, “case broken”, “to oversize” are very helpful and much appreciated, whether they’re on a P&P slip or a post-it note.”