--- 知识就是力量 • 快乐有益健康 ---Diary in Pictures
(An on-going project)
All-Free Library Daily Services & Progra - 2
The floating collection pilot program will begin on Saturday, December 26, 2015.
This program will allow the following type of materials returned by customers at your location to become available for circulation by your agency. Therefore, upon check in, the system will make the item “Available” and change the “Shelving Location” to your agency. You will then need to shelve the items at your location with the rest of your collection for checkout.
· 21 Day Non-Requestable
· Adult Compact Disc, Spoken
· Adult Hot Picks- 21 Day
· Adult Hot Picks- 7 Day
· Adult Multiset
· Videodisc (DVD)
· Videodisc (DVD)- 7 Day
· Videodisc (DVD) Multiset
· Videodisc (DVD) Multiset – 7 Day
** In essence, we will float all Adult bestsellers for books, Hot Picks titles, all adult DVDs & audio books, including multi-media items in international languages**
All QL libraries are included in the pilot project with the exception of:
· Adult Learning Centers
· Langston Hughes Black Heritage Collection
· Mail-A-Book Program
· Book Buses
Community Library Work Flow:
Starting Saturday, December 26, staff will shelve into their collections all adult bestselling books, DVDs, audio books that are checked in at their locations regardless of their owning locations. The sorting system will be programmed accordingly to reflect the changes.
The goal of floating is to let collections naturally float to where the demand is for that material and to save time and resources spent on shipping. We understand that a number of factors, such as library location, availability of 24/7 check-in machine, and customer makeups, may well affect the outcome of the program. It is expected that overflow of materials will occur at some locations, and under-stock situations at others. We are working with CollectionHQ to set up a 6-month rebalancing reporting feature to help ease the situation. In the meantime, we encourage staff to work with others in their region to help keep the collections at manageable levels.
Weeding responsibility stays with shelving location staff, especially for materials that can be weeded out because of poor physical conditions. Last copies and unique collections need special attention and necessitate communications between owning location staff and shelving location staff.
ITD will provide the following collection activity reports to help with the evaluation of the pilot program:
· Circulation report according to shelving location
· Additional reports to be determined as the project progresses
If you have any additional questions about the floating collection pilot program, please contact your CLS Director.
For technical issues, please call the Help Desk at x734
Queens Library is a welcoming environment for all library customers. Recently, we have made a special effort to provide enhanced early literacy programs and to attract families. I would like to remind all staff about the library's practice concerning parents feeding children in the library.
· In compliance with State law, mothers are welcome to nurse babies in any public place, without restriction, as long as they are not creating a safety hazard.
· If another library customer does not wish to be nearby, remind him or her that the nursing mother is within the library’s guidelines and the law. If the customer continues to object, treat it as you would any other customer complaint. Refer it to the library manager or assistant manager as is necessary. The CLS Directors are always available resources.
I know how hard you work to balance the needs of all our library users. Thank you for assistance in making sure the rights of nursing mothers are protected.
Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO
As has been previously announced, the Board of Trustees is engaged in a search for a new President and CEO. As Interim President and CEO of the Queens Library, it was my job to continue the great work of this distinguished institution during one of the Library's most difficult times. I believe that I have not only succeeded in steadying the institution, but with the support of an extraordinary team, have significantly advanced the Library's goals.
I am proud that I have helped to create a solid new foundation based on transparency and advocacy that will benefit millions of Library users for decades to come. While one can never say that their work for a constantly evolving and living institution like the Queens Library is ever complete, I am nevertheless satisfied with what we have achieved together and I have decided not to pursue the position of President and CEO. I will return to my role of Chief Operating Officer after the new CEO is appointed.
I wish the Board success in its executive search and will continue to help support the Library and all the great work it does for our communities.
Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO
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