User Services Meeting - 1/6/14

Present: Larry, Matt H, Matt H, Matt B, Ryan, Eddy, Diane

Energy Star and EPEAT Policy - We discussed the proposed changes to the policy and our questions related to the policy and its implementation.

Google Mail Merge - Using a Google spreadsheet and an email draft (or canned response), you can mail merge to email. It works quite well and allows all formatting of the message to be done via Norse Mail. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk for more information.

Beyond the Bubble - Luther's new Beyond the Bubble program is launching this J-Term. Supervisors will be receiving more information this week and students will be informed as well. We discussed the program which will be shared in more detail at this week's LIS General.

Events this Week - A demo of Lynda.com is scheduled for tomorrow, January's LIS General will be held Wednesday, and training of our new Technology Help Desk students will begin this week.

Multimedia Student Workers - We are actively seeking 4 new student workers to join our Multimedia team starting in J-Term. Applications may be submitted at https://www.luther.edu/lis/about/recruitments/. We discussed how best to attract students to this position as well as other positions in LIS.

LIS Council Notes -  We reviewed the notes from the past two LIS Council meetings, held December 18 and January 3.

Staffing - We discussed who will be in/out of the office the next couple of weeks.

Digital Media Center - While the Multimedia Lab is not 100% complete, it will be available for Luther community use in J-Term during the hours the library is open. The Multimedia Studio and Control Booth are not yet available.

Workstation Imaging - An image for Mavericks has been created and is being tested on a few staff workstations. We discussed how best to image Macs in the library.