What’s this all about?
As part of our discussion about circulating reference materials, the Reference Services Committee determined that our first step should be an analysis of what’s in a reference collection. They spent 2 months analyzing the collections at LYN MAR OAK SNO. And they’ve come to the conclusion that there are items in reference that would be better placed as circulating items. To make that happen the committee members will be weeding these reference collections and either removing the reference location or sending the item in for review. We expect this process to take the better part of 3 months in the four reference centers.
But what about other branch libraries? Terry and members of the Reference Services Committee will be weeding print reference collections in all other branches during the month of January. Here’s their tentative schedule:
- Thursday, January 8 CLI LNG FRE COU
- Monday, January 12 EDM MTL BRI
- Thursday, January 15 MIL MUK
- Friday, January 16 GRA LAK
- Monday, January 19 MON SUL
- Tuesday, January 27 STA ARL DAR
What do you need to do on that day? There should be a workstation available for us to do any location changes or reassignments. Any items that will remain in your branch as circulating material will have to have “band-aids” cover the reference spine label. That can be done by anyone in your branch (staff or volunteer) at any time after the location change.