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Vermont Summer: State Historic Site Passes at the Circulation Desk

Take a mini-vacation to visit Vermont historic sites that stretch the length of the state. Ranging from prehistoric encampments, to pivotal Revolutionary War sites, to the homes of U.S. presidents, Vermont’s historic sites chronicle the development of a state, its people, and the nation around it. Explore backroads and byways to discover Vermont’s history.

The Circulation Desk at Davis Family Library offers a three-day pass to college staff, faculty and students.

Additionally, we have a three-day ECHO Pass on the waterfront in Burlington. $7 dollar admission per person valid up to 4 guests.


Booked Laptops

Hi Circ Staff Supervisors!

Since the laptop metal cabinet has moved a tad closer to the supervisor checkout computer, it makes sense for me to place the booked laptops inside the laptop cabinet. It is a little closer, and more efficient to just reach behind the computer to retrieve a reserved laptop. It will free up the space in our equipment wooden cabinet too.

New Circ Staff – Welcome!

Welcome to our new Circ staff.
Shawn O’Neil comes to Circ from the Helpdesk and will work Monday – Friday at the Armstrong Library starting the 28th.
Janine McDonald joins us from the Career Services Office. Her official start date will be the 21st, though she will be around for some training before then.
Kim Gurney joins us from Facilities Services. Today is her first day! Next week she will begin her regular Tuesday – Saturday daytime schedule.

Staffing Changes

I wanted to update you all on some staffing changes at Circ.
Kellam Ayres has officially been promoted to Reserves Coordinator, though as you know, she has been the Queen of Reserves for some time now. Congratulations, Kellam!
Steve Bertolino has been promoted to Reference and Instructional Librarian, and will soon be leaving the Circ equipment kingdom and moving across the Davis Library to his new office. Thankfully he will not be going far! Hurray for Steve!
Shawn O’Neil will be joining Circulation Services, and may have a temporary home behind the Main Circ Desk, before moving to Armstrong. Many of you may know Shawn from his work with the Helpdesk and Media Services. Welcome, Shawn!
Rich Church, Circ Stacks supervisor will (joyously!) be retiring on June 30th, after shelving, shifting, dusting and organizing many, many, many miles of books, and other library materials. Rich will have a new temporary home next to Kellam until the end of June.
This is also my last semester and June 30th will be my last day at Midd Circ. I am moving to Dummerston, VT, and though this is a very happy change for me, I will miss you all and this job very much!
We are currently in the process of interviewing candidates for 2 positions in Circ – and I will update you again when I know more.
You may also see lots of activity throughout the Main Library as staff across LIS move into different offices and work locations. So if you don’t find someone in their usual location, please check the Midd Directory for the most up to date info.
Seniors, you are also leaving Midd soon and I suspect that this is a bittersweet time for you as well. This year Circ is witnessing an unprecedented number of graduating seniors, and you will all leave a BIG gap in Circ Services.
Our Circ motto of “change is our tradition” seems quite appropriate this year! 🙂

Summer Vacations

Summer at Circ is both a busy time and a time that most of us squeeze in some well deserved vacation time.
Thanks for covering for each other and for jumping in where and when needed.
We all take great care to make sure that desk coverage and work responsibilities are covered in our absences, but if you notice any critical gaps please let me know.
Please double check that your schedules are up to date on Outlook, that out of office directs email correspondence to others for urgent issues, and as a courtesy to those of us at work – press the divert button on your phone as you head out. 🙂
Currently Rich is out – please be available to help the Stacks student employee with any questions that may arise in his absence and keep an eye on the back book drop at Main, film/fiche problems (Helpdesk can provide tech support), courier runs, re-shelving areas, need for book sweeps etc.
In addition, ILL staff absences may mean that we take on a larger share of NExpress processing – see previous post below.

Dan Frostman, Circulation Services Coordinator; Branch Libraries

I spend most of my time over in the Music Library, supervising and scheduling students, ordering CDs, and making sure things run smoothly. I also oversee the pool of circ subs (sort of like a life guard…but not really…) and make sure that any gaps in staff coverage are filled. I live in South Burlington with my wife Amy, and two sons, Samuel and Maximus.