Home » Categories » Committees & Task Forces » Adult Services (ASC) » 2019-20

ASC 2019-04-09 Minutes

BCCLS Adult Services Committee Meeting

 Minutes for Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:00 am Closter Public Library 

Present: Jessica Bielen (Co-chair / Livingston), Lorri Steinbacher (Co-chair / Ridgewood), Margaret Rose O'Keefe (BCCLS), Julia Nock (Closter), Julie Whitehead (Dumont), Leann Lydon (Garfield), Dawn Petretti-Silvera (Glen Ridge), Cathy Folk-Pushee (Hackensack), Gina Gerard (Hawthorne), Anna Kim (New Milford), Kerry Weinstein (Fort Lee), Bill Fischer (Bergenfield), Laura Chumas (Allendale)

 Absent: None

 Meeting Start: 10:05am


 Volunteer Recorder: Kerry Weinstein (until 11:30am)

 Approval of Minutes from March 5, 2019 (all agreed)

 Review of committee charges, for new members

  • Building programming database on Knowledge Base
  • Bringing training opportunities to BCCLS members such as Guerilla Marketing, upcoming Readers' Advisory program
  • Creating collection development tips
  • Writing Know Your eSources content
  • Answering questions from membership
  • Observing possible training opportunities for programming/adult services


Old Business

  • Marketing Programming database on Knowledge Base: Jessica will send e-mail
  • Readers' Advisory program: Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Wyckoff Public Library--Further discussion to follow

Collection Development tips in shared Google Doc

Schedule updated (tentative)

■     March: Bad Barcodes (pushed to April)

■     April: Bad Barcodes - Lorri

■     May: Boost circulation, remove hold restrictions (Julie to handle)

■     June: Uncataloged items

■     July: Weird statuses

Know Your eSources tips

  • Gina's tip to be sent for March/April
  • Cathy to handle job/career tools for May/June
  • July/August tip based on RA to follow program
  • September/October: Consumer Reports
  • November/December: Subscriptions page (Lorri will send email asking libraries to update their subscriptions)
  • January/February 2020: NJ State Library newspapers access
  • New ideas welcome, schedule can shift


New Business

  • Request from Kurt: Survey consortium to identify collection and/or subject specialists in BCCLS--Possible result: Doc posted in Knowledge Base
  • Add Caring.com to BCCLS subject guide?  For profit website, had ads, sells products.  Gina and Leann to research
  • SCORE Rep to be invited to June meeting
  • Midwest Tape will lift “Rental” versions of Warner movies starting in May
  • Binge Box: a new product from Midwest Tape offering DVDs with several movies curated by theme--Can these be cataloged in BCCLS?


Readers' Advisory Program

Interspersed skits (3 minutes) to be authored by members, with relevant PowerPoint presentation projected, and followed by group discussion

○     How to Talk about What You Don't Know (Jessica/Lorri)

○     The Impatient Reader (Cathy/Gina)

○     The Not Present Reluctant Reader (Leanne/Bill)

○     The Selective Reader (Julie/Julia)


Kerry Weinstein exits @ 11:30am


Adult Services Meeting April 9, 2019 Minutes (Continued)


11:30am - Recorded by Jessica Bielen


  • Powerpoint template for R.A. Program - Jessica
  • Breakout Groups:

○     NY Times Best Sellers

○     Domestic Beach Reads

○     Male Forward Reads

○     Gentle Reads

○     Popular Non-fiction

○     New adult Fiction & Y.A. Crossovers

  • Break


Part II: Passive Reader's Advisory

  • Book Jar - Jessica
  • Ask Me What I'm Reading Pins - Lorri
  • Displays
  • Gold Stars on Books
  • Library Read Stickers
  • Social Media

○     #BookFaceFriday - Photo Station

○     Spine Poetry

○     Twitter

○     If you like this, read that


Finalized Date & Location: Tuesday, May 14 at Wyckoff 10am-1pm

Part I will run from 10am-11:15am

Part II will run from 12pm-1pm



  • E-mail of genre / author list
  • Resources
  • Buttons
  • Our R.A. accounts (Goodreads, blogs, etc.)


Next meeting: Friday, May 3 at 9:30am in Ridgewood

Future meetings will try to be on the second Tuesday of the month.


Meeting adjourned: 11:57am

5 (1)
Article Rating (1 Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
ASC 2019-06-11 Agenda
Viewed 74 times since Thu, Jun 13, 2019
ASC 2019-07-09 Agenda
Viewed 60 times since Tue, Jul 9, 2019
2019-07-9 ASC Minutes (DRAFT)
Viewed 113 times since Thu, Jul 11, 2019
ASC 2019-06-11 Minutes
Viewed 96 times since Tue, Jul 9, 2019
Adult Services Committee 2019-20: Assignments & Charges
Viewed 672 times since Fri, Mar 1, 2019
ASC 2019-04-09 Agenda
Viewed 128 times since Wed, Apr 17, 2019
ASC 2019-05-03 Minutes
Viewed 102 times since Tue, May 28, 2019
ASC 2019-05-03 Agenda
Viewed 86 times since Tue, May 28, 2019