Cheryl Blevens (Reference Instruction Librarian) Valentine Muyumba (Chair of Technical Services) OVGTSL 2012 Evansville, Indiana May 4, 2012 “Through browsing collections, the library can foster reading beyond the curriculum and provide contact with ideas to which many students may not usually be exposed.” “What Has Happened to Browsing Collections in Academic Libraries?” By: Tom Kirk. Library Issues, May 2010, Vol. 30 Issue 5, pp. 1-4. THEN NOW Acquisitions & Serials Department (7 staff) Department Chair Four LA-I’s One LA-II One LA-III Cataloging & Serials Department (7 staff) Department Chair One Original Cataloger Four LA-II’s One LA-III Processing/Mail Room/Facilities Department (1 staff) One LA-I TECHNICAL SERVICES Reference Liaison Acquisitions Multiple Vendors Acquisitions Cataloging Processing Circulation Stacks REFERENCE Field purchase requests Monitor multiple order sources Fill out PRF’s Update Excel “Orders” file Manual duplicate check Send PRFs to Acquisitions clerk Reference Librarian Acquisitions Vendors Processing Cataloging Acquisitions Circulation Stacks 2.5 separate departments merged into a single department with three units Department Chair: Acquisitions (2 staff) One LA-I and One LA-III Cataloging & Serials (3.5 staff) Two full time LA-II’s and one half time LA-II Phased Retirement (2 staff) Original cataloger One LA-I Over 50 years of experience leasing to libraries Fast access to the hottest titles One click to order Fast and easy to catalog Arrive shelf ready Ability to return hot titles now grown cold Determining needs Quantity MARC records? Shelf ready Signing the contract Creating the profile Preparing the Browsing Area TECHNICAL SERVICES Reference Liaison Single vendor Acquisitions Cataloging Circulation Stacks REFERENCE Field purchase requests Click on links to reviews Click on title to order Click on “list” link for printed list of orders Click on “check for duplicates” link Click on “Place order” Reference Librarian Vendor Acquisitions Stacks Circulation Cataloging Are we on the right track? Publicity Plans Circulation stats & satisfaction surveys Moving into media lease plans More workflow tweaking Eye catching signage Word of mouth comments Student & staff book reviews Articles in faculty and student newsletters Conclusion ISU Library + McNaughton = Success! Hanken, Tamera. “Basic Values and the Future of Cataloging.” Presentations from an ALCTS/CCS Forum at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, January 2007. ALCTS website. Web. January 2007. http://www.ala.org/alcts/ianda/bibcontrol/07hanken Kirk, Tom. “What Has Happened to Browsing Collections in Academic Libraries?.” Library Issues 30.5 (2010):1-4. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 2 May, 2012. Library of Congress. “Library Reorganization Merges Acquisition and Cataloging Functions.” Library of Congress website. Web. November 13, 2008. http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2008/08-190.html Odess-Harnish, Kerri. "Making Sense Of Leased Popular Literature Collections." Collection Management 27.2 (2002): 55. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 2 May 2012. Contact us [email protected] [email protected] Please fill out the evaluation form in your packet Thank you!