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Amy Lewis: January 2010 Archives

Hourly Gate Counts

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We will be recording Hourly Gate Counts Sunday, January 31 - Saturday, February 6. Forms will be placed at each desk. Thanks for your help!

2nd Desk Lost and Found

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Sometimes Lost and Found items are turned into the 2nd Floor Desk. We have put a box on top of the shelf in order for these items to be brought down to the main Lost and Found cabinet at the Basement Desk on a daily basis. If you are scheduled to do Pick Up 2, bring the items from the 2nd Floor Lost and Found box to the main Lost and Found cabinet at the Basement Desk.

Is anyone able to work tonight - Tuesday, Jan. 26th from 8pm-12mid? If so, please let me know. Thanks!

Shelving Accuracy

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Shelving accuracy is checked each semester at Walter, Wilson and Magrath Libraries. Shelving accuracy is checked by a supervisor who records 20 call numbers from a book truck. Once the items are shelved, a supervisor checks to make sure they are shelved correctly. The Library wide goal is 98% accuracy.

This past Fall, Wilson received 99% accuracy, Magrath received 98%. We were disappointed in the Walter results and felt that it was too far below the goal:

At Walter in early November:
-140 books checked
-119 shelved correctly
-21 shelved incorrectly
85% accuracy

Everyone went over LC Easy and we checked again in late November:
-114 books checked
-106 shelved correctly
-8 shelved incorrectly
92% accuracy

We were pleased to see the improvement. However, in order to reach the goal of 98% we will be changing the process a bit. In the future, when checking is done, if you miss more than 1 book on your truck, you will be asked to use the colored shelving slips that you used for training. It is important that items are shelved correctly for a number of reasons: patrons find what they are looking for easier, the stacks get messier and shelving is harder to do, and more shelf reading needs to be done to keep items in order.

If you have any questions about this, please talk to a supervisor.

Spring Semester Schedules

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Spring Semester schedules are ready to be picked up. They are on the shelf in Mary's office. The new schedule begins Tuesday, January 19th. Hope you all enjoyed the break and good luck with your new classes!

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