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Cross Training Public Services Librarians for Technical Services Operations. SCLA Friday October 28, 2005. Micheline Brown Serials Margaret Fain Public Services Allison Faix ILL/Reference Coastal Carolina University. What is Cross-Training?.

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cross training public services librarians for technical services operations

Cross Training Public Services Librarians for Technical Services Operations

SCLA Friday October 28, 2005

Micheline Brown Serials

Margaret Fain Public Services

Allison Faix ILL/Reference

Coastal Carolina University

what is cross training
What is Cross-Training?
  • A utilization of the skills and talents of all library staff in all areas of the library.
  • A method of creating better informed librarians and staff.
  • A challenging but productive experience.
background
Background
  • CCU: Shortage of technical services professionals/catalogers.
  • Need to catalog backlog materials.
  • Desire for more complete records in OPAC and improved patron access.
technical services operations
Technical Services Operations
  • De-duplication of main collection.
  • Weeding Reference collection.
  • Database clean-up after migration.
  • III database maintenance
  • Serials module implementation.
  • Cataloging (copy and original).
  • Modifying bibs.
major projects completed
Major Projects completed

Elimination of 2,000 item NonPrint backlog.

Circulation Increased 200%

Total holdings in 1999: 7,872.

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Major Projects Completed

400+ Table of Contents added to OPAC.

major projects completed2
Major Projects Completed

LC call #’s assigned to music cd’s

LC subject headings assigned to videos.

major projects ongoing
Major Projects: Ongoing
  • Established 856 field checking weekly: 1,028 records in OPAC.
  • Brief MARC cataloging for K-12 textbooks: started 7/04

started 7/05

started 10/05 (first 20 records

added)

needs assessment
Needs Assessment
  • Library culture.
  • Administrative and collegial support.
  • Potential participants with interest and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Current situation / Desired situation.
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Needs Assessment
  • Potential road blocks.
  • Support (equipment, space, software).
  • Timeframe.
  • Overall goals.
planning
Planning
  • Match existing talents and skills.
  • Identify tools needed.
  • Develop training procedures.
  • Divide project into manageable components.
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Planning
  • Schedule time for hands-on training.
  • Establish regular participant meetings.
  • Allow for evolving ability levels.
  • Document procedures and decisions.
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Improves interdepartmental communication.
  • Increases access to and circulation of materials.
  • Encourages additional collaborative projects.
keys to success
Keys to Success
  • Flexibility.
  • Thinking outside the box.
  • Sharing “turf”.
  • Broad-based support.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Start small.
  • Keep statistics.
  • Celebrate success.
  • Share your experiences.
taking it home
Taking it Home
  • Brainstorm projects.
  • Conduct a needs assessment.
  • Develop an implementation plan.
  • Start the dialogue on your return.
contact information
Contact Information

http://www.coastal.edu/library/presentations/ctpsl.ppt

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