User Services Meeting - 7/16/13

Present: Matt B, Bob E, Carsten, Larry, Matt H, Jennifer R, Eddy, Diane

  • Main 113 – The Main 113 renovation is well underway. The room has been carpeted, the desks are in the room though not yet in position, and lighting/electrical is in progress.
  • Aquatic Center – Technology aspects of the Aquatic Center are practically done. There will be one more visit by the vendor, the TV is in and the mounting bracket and equipment rack have been ordered, and a temporary printer has been provided for printing results for the swim meet this weekend.
  • Staffing – Erin started with us July 10. Charles’ last day is Thursday (he’s accepted a position with Google in Mountain View, CA). The following are on vacation the week of July 22: Matt B, Carsten (out for 3 weeks), Diane. Erin will be opening the library next week; Rene’ will be opening on Tuesday.
  • RC 11 – Athletics has requested the three student lab computers in RC 11 be moved elsewhere. LIS and Athletics are in conversation regarding options. The plan is to complete the move prior to the start of the Fall 2013 Semester.
  • Faculty Roll & iMacs – This year’s Education iMacs do not have internal optical (DVD/CD) drives so we are providing external optical drives for those who have need for them. The rolling for nursing and music is going well. Printer drivers for the Macs are raising some questions that are being addressed.
  • LC Wireless 5G and USB Adapters Marketing – The Luther community is to use LCWireless5G whenever possible and set this as their default network. If their device doesn’t support 5G, adapters are available in the Book Shop for those that don’t support dual band to allow them to access LCWireless5G. The LIS Technology Help Desk has been “show and telling” the adapters and helping students/staff become aware of them. There will be additional marketing for move-in weekend.
  • Multimedia Center Planning – We are waiting for timing and funding from Facilities. In the meantime, we are having conversations regarding policies and procedures, workflows, and transitions.
  • Library Carrels for Checkout – Each year the Dean’s Office receives numerous requests from emeriti faculty for office space. Unfortunately, limited space on campus and the need for teaching faculty offices no longer allows use to provide offices as they were able to do in the past. Together with the Dean’s Office, LIS is developing a plan to have carrels available in the library for emeriti faculty on a check-out basis. With this plan we hope to meet the needs of emeriti continuing their scholarship while still utilizing our limited office spaces for teaching faculty.
  • Projectors – Six new projectors are available for faculty and staff for 3-day checkout from the Circulation Desk in the library. Departments needing a projector for an entire semester are to work with LIS to acquire their own projector.
  • Chromebooks – Chromebooks are available for 2-week checkout for faculty and staff from the Circulation Desk in the library. iPads, laptops, netbooks and other items remain available for checkout as well.