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ASC 06-12-18 Minutes

BCCLS Adult Services Committee Meeting

Minutes for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:00am, Louis Bay 2nd Library, Hawthorne

Present: Lorri Steinbacher (Chair- Ridgewood), Julia Nock (Closter), Julie Whitehead (Dumont), Jennifer Hendricks (Franklin Lakes), Leann Lydon (Garfield), Dawn Petretti-Silvera (Glen Ridge), Theresa Sarracino (Glen Rock), Cathy Folk-Pushee (Hackensack), Gina Gerard (Hawthorne), Jessica Bielen (Hawthorne), Katie Neylan (Livingston), Jill DeMarco (Montclair), Jonna Davis (Teaneck), Molly McKenney (Upper Saddle River), Margaret Rose O'Keefe (BCCLS).

Absent: Linda Corona (Edgewater), Mary Kirsch (Fair Lawn), Ethan Galvin (West Caldwell), Janet Dunn (Westwood).


Volunteer Recorder- Julia Nock

Approval of Minutes from May 18, 2018 meeting (Approved- Katie, Jen)

Old Business

  • Weeding tips schedule for remainder of the year- Brainstorming another way in; Weeding Tips will now be renamed Collection Development Tips, and will cover a broader range that will include weeding tips, but also cover other collection development ideas such as(for example) making Simply Reports more accessible using screenshots and instructions. Schedule of Tips:

    • June- Monthly Missing Report- How and Why (Lorrie)

    • July- Running an Only Holding Report (Lorrie)

    • August- DOA Magazines (Julia)

    • September- Refresh Your DVDs (Gina)

    • October- Duplicate Holdings (Molly?)

    • November- Bad Call Numbers (Cathy)

    • December- Weird Statuses (Julie)

  • Discussion of using monthly missing reports, missing in transit reports, and long overdue reports and a reminder about the Knowledge Base by Amy, Hawthorne head of tech svcs.

  •  Status of A to Z Librarian update-  Mike is working his way through these. Each page has an update date. We'll get there. Will be featured in Cobalt every other month as Did You Know?
  • Guerilla marketing proposal status- Lorrie submitted proposal for October date.

  • Video Tutorials- Jessica and Leann are working on their material for a Novelist tutorial.

New Business

  • Co-sponsor mixer with Youth services- date is Friday, September 7th in Westwood. Margaret will be meeting with YSC and get back to us with more ideas.

    • Format- suggestions- a few rounds of trivia as an icebreaker, photobooth

    • Budget- still need to find out

    • Sub-committee to meet with Youth Services

  • eBCCLS - Many titles didn't transfer over in the migration back to overdrive. Discussion of how to make suggestions to aggregators.Is there a possibility of a suggestion form on the BCCLS website?

  • Programming database ??

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 17th , Upper Saddle River


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