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ASC 2019-06-11 Minutes

BCCLS Adult Services Committee Meeting

Minutes for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 10:00am, Livingston 

Present:  Jessica Bielen (Co-chair, Livingston), Dawn Petretti-Silvera (Glen Ridge), Bill Fischer (Bergenfield), Gina Gerard (Hawthorne), Leanne Lydon (Garfield), Kerry Weinstein (Fort Lee), Anna Kim (New Milford), Joan Dorfman (Bloomfield), Lorri Steinbacher (Co-chair, Ridgewood), Margaret Rose O’Keefe (BCCLS), Karen Blick (Guest, SCORE), Curt Springstead (Guest, SCORE)

Absent:  Laura Chumas (Allendale), Julie Whitehead (Dumont), Julia Nock (Closter), Cathy Folk-Pushee (Hackensack)

  • Welcome
  • Volunteer Recorder: Jessica Bielen
  • Approval of Minutes from May 3, 2019 meeting (All agreed)

Presentation by Score representatives Karen Blick and Curt Springstead

  • Score has helped 1,500 individuals, formed 140 new businesses, and created 900 jobs last year
  • Services include: presentations, one on one mentoring, video and email conferencing, book lists, podcasts, and resources

    • www.score.org - Useful to give out to patrons interested in starting businesses

    • Once a patron contacts SCORE, a representative will get back to them within 2 business days

  • SCORE is looking to reach the population that has not yet thought of starting a business

  • Kerry will reach out to SCORE and invite them to speak at Fort Lee’s Linkedin Social

  • Score is looking to expand in Passaic County

    • Gina will share their information with the Chamber of Commerce to revive a dialogue


Old Business

  • Reader’s Advisory Program: Feedback was positive (all 4s and one 3)

    • Lorri will check to see if the handouts and notes have been uploaded to the Knowledge Base

  • Collection Development Tips:

    • June 2019: Boost circulation- Julie

    • July 2019: Weeding biographies- Lorri

    • August 2019: Patron Barcode Cleanup- Bill

    • September 2019: Weeding Drama / Theater- Joan

    • October 2019: Weird Statuses

  • Know Your Esources:

    • May/June 2019: Job & Career Tools- Cathy

    • July/August 2019: Reader’s Advisory- Lorri

    • September/October 2019: Library Subscriptions- Kerry

    • November/December 2019: Consumer Reports- Bill

    • January/February 2020: NJ State Library Newspapers- Jessica

  • Biblioboard - Not a good fit for BCCLS. It is better for larger libraries.


New Business

  • Updated Resources available to state libraries: Ebsco Suite, RefUSA & Heritage Quest

  • Next Meeting: Divide A-Z Resources for checkup

  • Form opinions to review Knowledge Base content for migration to new system

    • Adult Services Folder & Collection Development Folder

    • Cut after a certain date?

  • Next training program tentative Tuesday, October 29 at 9:30am: Just Weed It!

    • Age of items

    • Condition of items

    • Sending items in transit

    • What is replaceable?

Meeting adjourned at 12:07pm


Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00am in Hawthorne

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