Presenter: Thulani Jwacu, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
The Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library employs anywhere between 20 – 25 student workers per semester. Student workers are essential to both our Public and Technical services operations. As a 2-year college, the majority of our student workers are gone almost as soon as they arrive. This necessitates frequent hiring and training cycles, and (therefore) a reliable system that ensures seamless onboarding for the library’s continued efficiency. The goal of this session is to share practices and resources which have been useful for us in managing a challenging part of library work.
Presenters: Diane Kauppi, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College and Sonja Eilertson, PALS
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College is using the patron web interface to allow their students to reserve group study rooms. Diane will share how Fond du Lac uses the web interface to allow students to reserve a study room and how Aleph is used to track the use. Sonja will outline the Aleph table setup needed to use Aleph booking.
2) Electronic Delivery of Articles: The Evolving Landscape
Facilitator: Peter Jarnstrom, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Panel members: Dave Paulson, Minitex; Ramsey Turner, Bethany Lutheran College; Sonja Timmerman, Gustavus Adolphus College; Cliff Colby, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Hannah Topp-Schefers, St. Cloud State University
MEDD, Ariel, Odyssey, email attachments, Article Exchange – options available for sending and receiving articles electronically continue to evolve. Join the discussion and share what works for your library.
Presenters: Agnes Lee, Minitex; Dianne Schmidt, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Sonja Eilertson, PALS
Take the fear out of dealing with overdue and lost interlibrary loan requests. We will look at how to use messages to communicate, talk about best practices of when to bill, how to produce a bill in Aleph and payment options such as using your Minitex account.
Though dubbed a “minor release”, the pending v.21.1 upgrade contains enhancement functionality, as well as fixes. New enhancements in Circulation and ILL will be covered.
1:45 - 2:45 Closing Session:Copyright Issues in Public Services: Responsibility and Relaxation
Presenter: Nancy Sims, University of Minnesota
Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota, will cover common circulation and interlibrary loan issues looking at what library staff need to take responsibility for and where they might consider relaxing and letting the user do their own thing.