Area 51 notes, Dec. 9, 2010

Present:   Shel Sax, Mary Backus, Mike Roy, Mike Lynch, Carol Peddie, Danna Gianforte, Terry Simpkins, Chris Norris and Doreen Bernier

Guests: Space Team (Joseph Watson, Peggy Fischel ,Hans Raum, Kellam Ayres, and Lisa Terrier) & Sheila Andrus

The Space Team presented two possible scenarios for the Music Library move to Davis, with scenario 1 as their recommendation.  This scenario relocates monographs and scores to the shelving adjacent to the Panther Reading Room on the upper level of Davis.  N class collections would move to the main floor and part/all of P class collections would move to the lower level.  A bay of compact shelving would be installed in the southeast corner of the lower level.  Dance monographs will be placed in the LC sequence on the upper level, the reference collection and bound and current periodicals from the Music Library will be integrated into existing collections in Davis, and the audio CD collection will be placed behind the Circulation Desk.

We followed this with a detailed discussion followed about whether we should purchase an extra bay of compact shelving now, anticipating further shelving needs, or wait until we are certain the need exists.

The ADs approved scenario 1, but requested pricing information for the compact shelving.  The ADs agreed that we should expand to incorporate an extra bay of compact shelving, if financially feasible.

We also discussed creating a new Recreation & Recognition Group within LIS to recognize staff accomplishments.  This group would consist of volunteers from staff to, for example, plan social gatherings, develop and implement an employee-of-the-month program, and other activities and semi-formal means of recognizing the excellent work accomplished by LIS staff.  Danna and Carol will prepare a charge and present a proposal to the ADs at a future meeting.

Thanks for reading,

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