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tom (guest) 02 Oct 2018 05:06
in discussion Circulation Services and Trends / Introductions » Advice/Questions/Etc

We have no formal training sessions either. Mark, the head of circulation here, does informal training session with students after they get hired and then we reteach as the need arises. We have the honor principle here so discipline is generally not a thing, the library jobs are pretty desirable for campus, we get to be picky with our students, and we bring back workers from the year before.

We usually have an ice cream thing for summer workers and our seniors can be nominated by library staff to have a book in their field of study, bought for the library. We put a nameplate in the book saying it is dedicated to the student. We also have a small fund available to take students out for pizza or such, once a term.

by tom (guest), 02 Oct 2018 05:06
tom (guest) 02 Oct 2018 04:25
in discussion Circulation Services and Trends / Introductions » Let me introduce myself

Hello, my name is Tom and I am the Night Supervisor at Reed College's Hauser Library here in lovely Portland, OR. I've been here 12 years now. Before Reed I worked at the University of Central Florida library for a little over a year. I guess technically my senior year of high school would be my first library gig. I have a business diploma from a business school that went Bankrupt (Trend College), an associate degree in Computer Science from Linn-Benton Community College, a generic BS from the University of Oregon as well as a BS Philosophy (can't get BS in Philosophy unless its a second degree), and about a years worth of grad school credit from the University of New Orleans (I attended their creative writing Mfa, but had to drop before finishing).

So yeah, of course I ended up working in a library…

This is my first conference, and Im excited to talk to other circ professionals about their experiences…

by tom (guest), 02 Oct 2018 04:25

Hi everyone,
The Fox theater tour was sold out before I registered. Does anyone have an extra ticket they would be willing to sell?
Please let me know,
Thanks,
Michael C

I'm looking for a Fox Theater tour ticket by Michael condon (guest), 11 Nov 2017 21:54

Hello! I recently registered for the conference and am looking for a roommate. If anyone has yet to book their accommodations, would you be interested in sharing an AirBnb? There are a few really appealing options within walking distance.

Hello Chelle! I just registered and am looking for a roommate. Is your post actually from 19 October 2015, or is there an error on the timestamp?

by Lindsey Sprague (guest), 28 Sep 2016 04:50
MUHAYIMANA (guest) 22 Nov 2015 11:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Welcome!

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by MUHAYIMANA (guest), 22 Nov 2015 11:56

My expected roommate tried to register after the conference filled up, so I now have a 2 queen room with no roommate. Let me know if you need a place to stay…

Need a roommate? I have an extra queen bed at GA Tech Hotel by Chelle Batchelor (guest), 19 Oct 2015 19:46
Kathy Plodowski (guest) 27 Oct 2014 16:53
in discussion Circulation Services and Trends / Vent » Security Issues

Mary,
Security falls under my job as well. I think the majority of my job is in the gray rather than black/white. We have a generic building use policy but every situation calls for interpretation. One woman's perfume is another patron's obnoxious odor, for instance. In terms of incident reports, my campus's policy (once I turn an incident over to police) is to let the police department handle it. Minor offenses (staff training or patron education) are left up to me.

Gray areas are probably best categorized by issues relating to:
#noise
#annoyance (lurking, talking, in general making someone uncomfortable)
#group study areas
#appropriate speech

Black & White areas are characterized by actual safety. If a person feels threatened or IS threatened, the policy is black & white. We call for the police on campus to intervene.

As to how strictly our building adheres to the policy … I'm frequently frustrated at the "not my job" mentality that flows from some (not all). Security is considerably easier when everyone participates in enforcing policies or "nipping it in the bud" before a problem escalates.

by Kathy Plodowski (guest), 27 Oct 2014 16:53
Smitha180 (guest) 18 Jul 2014 18:13
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Welcome!

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by Smitha180 (guest), 18 Jul 2014 18:13
Commute
Anne (guest) 07 Nov 2011 04:47
in discussion Access Services Conference 2010 / Anything Conference Related » Commute

I would appreciate advice from the Atlanta folks :)
I will be commuting from Banning Mills and doing park/ride from College Park. Any advice?
Thanks!

Commute by Anne (guest), 07 Nov 2011 04:47
Pamela Flinton (guest) 19 Oct 2011 16:48
in discussion Circulation Services and Trends / Introductions » Let me introduce myself

Hi, I'm Pamela. I hail from the cold state of New York, at least in November it will be cold! I am a late-comer to the profession, having gotten my MLS in 2002. I spent 20 some years in the business world. Now I'm the Head of Access Services at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. I have been here for 4 years. I oversee circulation, reserves, information delivery services (ILL, document delivery, and faculty scanning), stacks, government documents, copyright issues, and exhibit installations. I also work at the Research Desk and conduct information literacy classes, as well as anything else the Director decides I should do. Prior to my time here, I spent 4 years at a Community College with the title of Systems Librarian. For those of you in the CC environment, you know that no matter the title, you often do a little of everything.

I currently have a full-time staff of 7, 4 part-time library assistants and about 35 student workers. We are open Sun -Thursday till 1am. My night-time staff consists of 1 full-time professional and the library assistance and student workers.

I am really looking forwards to discovering how librarians in my field do their jobs outside of NY. The idea of an "access services" conference is extremely appealing because the title can cover such a broad topic area!

by Pamela Flinton (guest), 19 Oct 2011 16:48

Hi Jackie,
Conference Organizer here. I didn't realize all of the rooms were booked already. You might want to try a few of the other area hotels listed on the site : http://www.accessservicesconference.org/hotel-information or search for hotels with the 30332 zip code if you are unable to find a roommate. I will definitely secure more rooms next year.

Karen Glover

Does anyone have recommendations for hotels close to the Georgia Tech hotel. They referred me to the Renaissance which is a Marriott but it's way more than I can afford. Thanks for any info. Jackie — ude.msusc|nirobj#ude.msusc|nirobj

Other hotel recommendations? by Jackie Borin (guest), 15 Sep 2011 16:07

Hi - Is there anyone who has already booked a room for the conference who might be looking for a roommate? I just registered for the conference but it looks like there are no rooms available at either of the conference hotels. Please e-mail me at ude.msusc|nirobj#ude.msusc|nirobj if interested in sharing.

Anyone who has a room looking for a roommate? by Jackie Borin (guest), 15 Sep 2011 16:05

Hello, my name is Mike Hawthorne and I am the Head of Access Services for Wayne State University Libraries. I oversee 4 circ operations in four buildings, reserves, stacks maintenance, security, inventory, off-campus extension centers, internal paging, and whatever else they tell do to. I've been the head of circ for 3 threes years and received my MLS in 2006.

Re: Let me introduce myself by OperjankyOperjanky, 15 Mar 2011 15:38
Rodrigo Castro (guest) 07 Feb 2011 18:59
in discussion Circulation Services and Trends / Introductions » Let me introduce myself

Hi, my name is Rodrigo and I am the Head of Access Services at the Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami. I currently oversee 6 units: Accounting, Circulation, ILL, Off-Campus shelving Facilities, Reserves and Stacks. I supervise approximately 20 staff members and 50 student assustants. I have worked at the Universtity of Miami for 4 years, but this is my second year as Head of Access Services (I got my MLS a year and a half ago).

I am really looking forward to participating in this forum!

by Rodrigo Castro (guest), 07 Feb 2011 18:59
Marie Berry (guest) 30 Sep 2010 19:50
in discussion Access Services Conference 2010 / Roommate Wanted » Looking for a roommate

No, I did not and it looks like the hotel is sold out.

Marie Berry
Campbell University

by Marie Berry (guest), 30 Sep 2010 19:50
Heather (guest) 27 Sep 2010 22:32
in discussion Access Services Conference 2010 / Roommate Wanted » Looking for a roommate

Did you ever find a roommate>?

by Heather (guest), 27 Sep 2010 22:32

I am trying to talk my director into sending me but with budgets being tight I thought that it might help to get a roommate. If you would be interested in sharing a room with me. I am a non-smoker and only snore a little.

Marie Berry
Wiggins Memorial Library
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC

Looking for a roommate by Marie Berry (guest), 06 Aug 2010 19:49
Testing
Karen (guest) 06 Aug 2010 18:07
in discussion Access Services Conference 2010 / Roommate Wanted » Testing

Just testing to see if non members can start a thread

Testing by Karen (guest), 06 Aug 2010 18:07
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