April 2010 Archives
Matt Neihoff works in Wilson Library Circulation, Reserves and Stacks Services. He started work with the Libraries as a student library assistant and has become one of the unit's lead student employees, showing a strong grasp of procedure and leadership initiative. In his role at the Libraries, Matt focuses on the care and circulation of the Libraries' book collections as well as providing timely and thorough customer service to a diverse clientèle at a number of locations within Wilson Library. Matt displays constant initiative in identifying and solving problems to promote the most efficient use and circulation of the Libraries' materials for its patron groups. Matt is a Libraries team player who shows great initiative and leadership.Matt will be receiving his award Friday April 30th at the Friends of the Libraries annual dinner.
We have been informed that the food for this event Friday includes sandwiches, and three different cakes on of which is from Wuollet's Bakery.
We're coming to the end of the semester and will likely see an increase in instructors and TAs visiting the front desk to drop off reserve materials. In order to try to make this process as easy as possible and to prevent things from getting lost in the shuffle, I have set an "in box" on the shelf just inside my cubicle area with a sign on it that reads "Materials for eReserve".
Please place any submissions accepted at the desk into this tray so that myself, Danika, or Megann (when she returns), will know there is something to process. Also, please add a post-it note indicating the approximate time the materials were dropped off and your initials so we know who placed them in the in box in case we have questions. I have placed a pencil and post-its by the box for your convenience.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you for your careful handling of these time-sensitive submissions!
It is once again Spring and that means the weather may change in the blink of an eye. This will occur if a Severe Weather or Tornado Warning is in effect for Hennepin County, a message will be heard over the Wilson PA asking all persons to relocate to the basement or sub basement. We ask that if you are working when such an event occurs to head down to the sub basement and meet up with supervisors outside of the Annex.
Due to a high level of interest we've had to arrange a second MLAC tour this Friday. It will be held from 12-1. If you are signed up for the 1-2 tour and can go to the 12-1 tour, please let me know ASAP.
If you haven't signed up and would like to go there is still time. I've modified the sign up sheet so there is a slot for the 12-1 tour as well. Just sign up by Thursday. Thanks!
- When starting a new truck in the book return room, place the shelving slips in the holders located on the front of the truck. DO NOT tape the slip to the truck. If a truck is missing a holder, let a supervisor know and we will place one on.
- Remember to write the start date and time on the shelving slips when starting a new truck.
- When scheduled to shelve, take the oldest truck from the book return room for you assigned floor.
- If you do not finish a truck in your assigned hour, please let a supervisor know.
- If you do not finish the task you were assigned in the book return room, please let a supervisor know.
This tour is not mandatory, but we encourage you to go (it will be really interesting!). You will be paid for attending, so if you are scheduled to work during this time feel free to join in on the fun. We will meet at 12:45 on the 23rd in the book return room then head on over there as a group.
I'll put a sign up sheet for it in the book return room next to the shelving stats, so if you are interested in going please sign up.
It is time once again to announce the Wow Award recipient. The Wow Award is given out every other month to a student in CRSS who stands out to the supervisors because of their dedication, initiative or simply because they did something great.
The recipient of the April Wow Award is Sean!
Sean has been very consistent and performs any task assigned
from shifting and shelving to ILL processing with speed and accuracy. Sean is also great at asking questions and
letting us know about any problems that occur. In addition, he usually shelves
around 80 to 90 books an hour which is well above our expectations. Although he's speedy he has received perfect
scores on all of his shelving accuracy checks. One staff member has commented,
"He is very focused and efficient. If anything goes wrong, he is quick to
help fix the problem. This is not to say that he makes many
mistakes. In fact, Sean's work is usually flawless."