Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Updates on Assessment

There are several new items on the Assessment Libguide including the report from last year, the plan for the coming year and information on several projects from last year.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $80.00
Enrichment $1,025.00
Special Collections $25.00
Women's Veterans' Historical Project $550.00

Thursday, July 21, 2016

REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Technology and Library Space - July 26th at 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on July 26th at 3pm in room 216, Tim will lead a discussion of what types of technology we should be considering for various library spaces. Your input is encouraged.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries  $250.00
Enrichment $10.00
Learning Environment Fund (Magid Room)  $83.33

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Librarians publish article

Congratulations to Anna Craft, David Gwynn and Kathelene Smith for their article:

Anna R. Craft, David Gwynn, and Kathelene McCarty Smith (2016) Uncovering Social History: An Interdepartmental Approach to Scrapbook Digitization. The American Archivist: Spring/Summer 2016, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 186-200.

Luther Hodges visits Libraries

Luther Hodges (of the Hodges Room fame) visited us yesterday.  His sister, Betsy Bernard, died last year and left the Libraries' a large bequest.  You'll be hearing more about that when all the details are in place.  The SCUA staff did a nice pop up exhibit of his mother's (Martha Blakeney Hodges) items. Mrs. Hodges graduated from the NCCW in 1918.


REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Digital Projects - July 18th, 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on Monday July 18th at 3pm in room 216,  David will discuss the progress we've made on last year's digitization projects and the new projects selected for 2016/17.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Right Sizing Collections Pilot Project: Recommendations from the Collection Management Team

The Collection Management Team wants to thank everyone that participated in the discussion of the pilot project for the 6th last week. Because of your input we have added a few more criteria for items that should not be withdrawn from the collection. Those were:
An ASERL stamp on the book
Special Collection stamp or bookplate
Recently acquired books with no date stamp
Special gift bookplates

For this pilot the following recommendations and steps will start in mid July.


Right Sizing Collections Pilot Project
Recommendations from the Collection Management Team


Steps that we will be taking:

  1. Beth will set up meetings with each liaison to walk through the stacks and visually review the shelves in their subject areas. Beth would like help in identify big sets for possible weeding and would like general feedback on special considerations and issues that the Collections Team should consider before weeding that subject area.
  2. While meeting with the liaison, Beth will seek guidance in how we should treat “formerly Reference” titles that have been transferred to the stacks. For example, can we weed bibliographies or directories published before a certain date? Are there certain kinds of things we should definitely keep? We can’t use circulation records to evaluate the usage of these items, so we really need some alternative guidelines and those will differ by subject area.
  3. Identify journals to weed that have online permanent access.
  4. Weed books that have the following criteria. Books that have been published from 1940 to 1999 and that our circulation records show have not circulated since 1992. 

When pulling these books we will not weed them if they have the following:


A. The book has a circulation stamp indicating that it has since 1992
B. Acquired after 1999 (First Red stamped date on Circ slip)
C. A Government Document (Will have SuDoc number
D. Reference book (will setup guidelines for these with the liaisons)
E. Multi-vol set if some volumes have circulated since 1992
F. Faculty author or special gift bookplates
G. BUO (Building Use Only)
H. An ASERL stamp on the book
I. Special Collection stamp or bookplate
J. Recently acquired books with no date stamp


The Collection Management Team proposes that we start with the 6th floor as the pilot. We believe this floor will provide the best data for extending the weeding to additional floors in the future; in terms of subject area, number of items, and shelving density, the 6th floor is the most “average” in terms of weeding difficulty. We will first weed the ranges on the left then compress those shelves. We will then write a report and communicate it to the staff. Once this floor is completed we will do a final report and communicate to staff. We will then use our experiences from this floor and move onto another floors. Our goal will be to weed one to two floors of the tower each year, which means the entire tower weeding project would be finished sometime between 2020-25.

For the 6th floor pilot weeding project, the Collections Team will do the actual pulling of the items from the shelf and will exercise judgement in retaining any items that are critically important to our collection.

If faculty or anyone else has questions about the weeding project, please send them to Beth Bernhardt.


Thanks
Beth

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $50.00
Enrichment $250.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $200.00

Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Executive Assistant

Jennifer Hohn (rhymes with shown) will join us as Executive Assistant in the Administrative Office on August 1.  

Jennifer comes to us from The Guilford County Department of Public Health where she has worked since 2006 as a Senior Office Specialist.  She has a BA in Psychology from UNC Charlotte. She also attended UNCG and was a Resident Hall Advisor here. 

REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Digital Partners Grant and Faculty Research Support - July 11th, 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on Monday, July 11 at 3pm in room 216, Richard will discuss the four faculty digital projects selected for the first year of our University Libraries Digital Partners grant. He will also discuss how the grants fit into our overall research support faculty, and some recent developments with the Digital Library on American Slavery.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NCLA Board Meeting here on July 22nd

This is an FYI to avoid any scheduling conflicts, but there will be an Executive Board Meeting of the North Carolina Library Association here on July 22nd.  This meeting will be in the DMC and will last from 10 am to 2 pm.  However; a 2017 Conference Planning Committee meeting will be starting at 2 pm in the same space.  You might hear more closer to the event but just wanted to let everyone know the DMC is occupied that day.
Thanks,
Mike

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $175.00
Enrichment Fund $610.00