User Services Meeting 9/2/13

Present: Carsten, Erin, Matt B, Larry, Matt H, Matt H, Jennifer S, Ryan, Jennifer R, Diane

Instruction Space in Lower Floor of Library - We now have a space in the lower floor of the library adjacent to the restrooms that may be used for instruction or group collaboration. The tables and chairs are from Olin 207 which received new furniture this fall. Some of these tables will be going into the Multimedia Lab in the Digital Media Center when construction is complete so the area will look different the end of the semester. Currently, it is reservable through Eddy. There is a mobile cart with a podium computer, projector, and laptop connection in the space.

Faculty Carrels for Check-Out - Four spaces on the lower floor of the library adjacent to the vending area are being prepped for check-out by emeriti. With limited office space on campus, we are piloting this model this year. Communication regarding these spaces is in progress.

Start of the Semester - Updates were shared regarding the start of the fall semester including:

  • The Windows labs and podium updates are complete.
  • The Mac labs updates are complete; the Mac podium upgrades are finishing today.
  • Both the Mac and Windows lab and podium workstations now organize software in the same way.
  • WMS Materials Booking functionality was added in August, and we are awaiting access to the new feature which will allow patrons to reserve equipment in advance.

Multimedia Technician - Interviews are in progress for the Multimedia Technician student worker positions.

Digital Media Center - Construction continues on the Digital Media Center in the Lower Floor of the library. Soundproofing is in place, drywall has been hung, and we are waiting on the glass in order to finish the framing. We are still estimating completion the end of September or early October.

Library Extended Hours - Campus Safety and Security is in the process of hiring student workers. As part of their position, Sunday through Thursday from midnight to 1am these students will staff the library to allow the Main Floor of the building to remain open an hour later as a pilot this year. We are also working on identify LIS Technology Help Desk and Circulation Desk students to work until 9pm on Friday nights to remain open an hour and a half longer. The extended hours will begin at some point this fall.

Events - Jennifer and Jennifer shared an update on events for this fall. The Saturday of Family Weekend there will be cookies in the library and Banned Books Week will feature a treasure hunt. They will share the full schedule for the year with LIS.

LIS Risk Management - There is a new queue now in the kbox that is for use by the LIS Risk Management team within LIS to track issues and resolutions.


ad hoc library instruction/collaboration space on the lower floor of the library