In order to satisfy students' requests for color copies, the Art Library installed a color scanner. Students can scan an image to the Fiery printer at IT and pick up their copy at the CopyIT Center. This means that we don't have to worry about printer jams, paper, ink, taking money and making change. We're still trying to work out the kinks and hope to have everything running smoothly soon.
Media and Current Periodicals
We are very happy to be processing mail again: Eric is the temporary new Chuck, and has begun to help check in about a month’s worth of new periodicals and journals. The transition to Voyager was made much easier for us than it would have been even a year ago, as the availability of the full-text databases on the Web provided patrons with access to much of the information that was temporarily unavailable in print form. We were also willing to locate periodicals if patrons had pressing needs, but did not have to do so very often. We are quite excited about using the system at the public service desk, and it has been going well so far. For instance, none of Wendy’s overdue books showed up on the new system! (Of course, neither did her current barcode, so this was a mixed blessing.) New Computers
New workstations for word processing will be available soon, perhaps even as you read this. The new computers will have Windows-based programs and a laser printer, a significant upgrade over the old stations. In the short period since the old computers were removed, we have had daily requests and cries of anguish and loss for the PCs, reinforcing our statistics about their heavy use. The new stations will not have network access until our new procedure for network printing is in place. High School Volunteers
We have been fortunate to have two students from Churchill Park School come to work with us twice a week. Different students come each week to work with us on the Lost Cause Press or with Don Dean in shelving.
Office of the University Librarian
SHAUN DANIELS has been hired as Library Assistant II, Grade 8, in the Ekstrom Circulation Department, effective August 16, 1998. This represents a promotion from the rank of Student Assistant.
STEVEN HUFF has been hired as Library Assistant II, Grade 8, in Stacks Maintenance, as of August 27, 1998.
CAROL KOKOJAN (coca-john) has been hired as Administrative Associate II, Grade 25, as assistant to the University Librarian, effective September 21, 1998. Carol has served as assistant to the President of the Ursuline Campus Schools for the past three years.
DAVID LOEFFLER has been hired as Support Services Assistant, Grade 12, in the Administrative Office, effective September 2, 1998.
DARYL WALDROP has been hired at Kornhauser Library as Technology Consultant I, Grade 25. He began September 14, 1998. Daryl comes to us from Information Technology, where he has been a LAN supervisor.
Resignation STEPHEN NOBLE has resigned his position as Coordinator of Music Library Media Services, Grade 23. His last day was September 9, 1998. Steve has accepted a position as Manager of Product Development for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Congratulations and best wishes, Steve!
As President-Elect of KLA, and the Conference Program Chair, I'd like to invite all of you to attend the conference. Many people from UofL will be involved: including Alice Abbott-Moore, Rebecca Maddox, Krista Newcom, Barbara Whitener, Mark Paul, Rae Helton, and David Ensign, Melissa Laning, and Hannelore Rader. There are fun events and sessions, as well as the informative, job related sessions.
I'd particularly like to encourage staff members to become involved in KLA. The Support Staff Roundtable has been established to address your concerns and continuing education needs. But it needs your participation to get organized. The Support Staff RT will have a business meeting, where a Chair and Chair-Elect will be elected (anyone interested call me!), and a program by the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional RT Co-Chairs.
Brown Bag lunches on Wednesday and Friday will provide an opportunity to meet colleagues from other libraries and discuss a topic of interest (ILL, assessment, fund raising, Web design, etc. ) over a box lunch.
The full conference program and the registration form are available on the KLA Web page: http://www.kylibasn.org
If you have questions, or would like a print copy of the registration form, please contact me by email or call 852-1008.
If you would like to volunteer to assist at the registration desk during the conference, please contact one of the Registration Co-Chairs - Lois Severt and Alan Ashman.
Kersey wishes our very own Pat Randle a Happy Birthday! We also extend birthday wishes to all of the University Libraries celebrating a birthday in October!
Judy Wulff recently returned from the 10th IAIMS Consortium Meeting in Columbia, Missouri. Gary Freiburger attended the Leadership in Information Resources Professional Development Conference put on by the Association of American Medical Colleges in St. Louis.
Crystal Humphrey vacationed at Niagara Falls over Labor Day weekend. Carol Vitzenty won six ribbons at the State Fair. Congratulations!
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