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Staff Contact List

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The staff contact list has been updated for the semester and is ready to print off if you want a copy. To reduce the amount of paper used, we will not be printing a copy for each student, but you are welcome and encouraged to print one if you would like a paper copy. Everyone should have access to the phone list so you can view it at your convenience as needed. It is still your responsibility to call or email for replacements and to call in when you are sick. You do need to know the numbers that are on this list.

The phone list can be found under the Staff Stuff page.

Staff Stuff

If you have questions, please let a supervisor know.

Aleph Login Security

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The new Aleph logins are for individual use. To ensure that you are the only one using your Aleph account, please have Aleph open on only one computer at a time at the basement and be sure to close Aleph all the way when you are done with your time at the desk. It may seem more convenient to have Aleph open on two computers when the basement desk is busy, but then we run the risk of someone using your account. In the same line, it may seem like a nice gesture to the next worker to get the workstation ready for them to login when you get the username and password box open for them, however if you do not close your account all the way it is extremely easy for that person to hit cancel and just use your account. You would not want someone to use your email or Facebook account would you? This is no different. Click the X when you done with your desk shift. If you have questions please let a supervisor know or leave a comment.

In order to reduce the amount of paper that we use in the library, we are making some changes to how we record our shelving numbers. We will no longer be placing shelving slips in each truck, but instead record this data on a central sheet of paper where we can record information for many book trucks. All the book trucks have been given numbers, so filling out the new form will be a snap.
Here's how it works:

When you are sorting a book truck you will simply fill the book truck as you always have in the correct call number order. Then on the left side of the central recording sheet, you will write the book truck number, your name, the start time and date, and the number and type of items.
Then you will put the truck in the shelving room in the same order as we always have been, over to the far left.

When you shelve, you will continue to take the book truck that is the most to the right. If you need to double check times on the oldest truck, you can check the central recording sheet to see what truck number should be taken. When you are done shelving, you will fill out the right side of the central recoding sheet. You will fill in your name, finish time and date. You will want to look closely to make sure that your are filling out the correct line for the book truck number you just completed.

The pink and yellow slips will still be used for Pick Up for now. Those slips can be placed in Mary's box right away after being filled out.
The central recording sheet will be on a clip board on the counter where the shelving slips have been.

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to a supervisor.

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