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We Who Serve Behind Closed Doors Glenda Alvin Coordinator, Collection Management Dept. Brown-Daniel Library Tennessee State University

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1 We Who Serve Behind Closed Doors Glenda Alvin Coordinator, Collection Management Dept. Brown-Daniel Library Tennessee State University

2 Build on Your Experience Professional (past positions) Civic or Church (skills learned in volunteer activity Educational (undergraduate degree) Hobbies (collectibles, quilting)

3 Extend Concept of Team Beyond Your Department. Book Browsing Collection Circulation Cataloging Be flexible and welcome other peoples ideas, even though its your project.

4 Serials Re-organization Help Wanted! The Acquisitions and Serials Dept. is embarking on a major Weeding and Shifting Project with the second and third floor bound periodicals. We need your help with packing boxes and moving volumes from floor to floor. Please sign up to volunteer for at least 2 hours per week. Any time that is convenient for you is fine with us! We have two teams and we need at least one other person to form the third team with Annette Pilcher

5 Online Catalog Query Problem with Using the Online Catalog? Let Us Help !

6 Emphasis Service Concept With TP Staff Let the person sitting closest to the door know that the are the first point of contact for visitors and that they are expected to be helpful. If adjacent to Circ, encourage staff learn the procedure for checking out books. Offer staff the opportunity to participate in projects. Encourage them to come up with their own projects and give them credit for it on their annual evaluation. This promotes ownership of the position.

7 Traditional Collaborations Inventory Weeding Bibliographic Instruction Library Liaison Committee Projects

8 Collaboration and Cooperation If you cannot collaborate with another department to accomplish a project, try to peacefully co-exist. Faculty Author Showcase Negotiate Cooperate


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