Re: [Videolib] staffing for Media resources programs in academic

deg farrelly (
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 12:42:45 -0700

At Arizona State University's West campus Library media operations are
normalized within other library operations.

There is one professional librarian (me) with oversight responsibility on
collection development, collection management, policy, faculty liaison, etc.

Principle responsibility for selection falls to subject librarians.
Ordering, receiving, cataloging, processing is managed through normal
acquisitions processes (a variety of staff, cross-trained, perform the
necessary responsibilities), with one primary contact person for media
Circulation, shelving, overdues, etc. are managed by Circulation staff
(again a wide variety of staff, all cross-trained)
Media Booking has a primary contact person (the same staff member who is the
primary contact for media ordering), but there is cross-trained back-up as

Cataloging is outsourced to the Tempe campus library, which also handles
InterLibrary Loan processing (ASU West Library is an ILL lender).

Classroom equipment support is maintained by the campus IT staff. But most
classrooms are equipped with standard playback equipment and data

In-house equipment (TV/VCR, TV/DVD, turntable, CD players, etc.) management
falls to the Media librarian (again, me) but equipment problems are rare and
infrequent, and usually handled by pulling the equipment and plugging in a
replacement unit.

That's it in a nutshell.... For more detailed information please contact me

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522

> From: Maureen Tripp <> > Reply-To: "" <> > Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:21:03 -0400 > To: "" <> > Conversation: staffing for Media resources programs in academic libraries > Subject: [Videolib] staffing for Media resources programs in academic > libraries > > Would people be willing to share their staffing situations with me? I am > interested in how many staff (professional, para-professional, other --and any > combinations thereof) you have, where your Media Resoures program fits > organizationally (part of the library, separate entity, whatever), and the > size of your nonprint collection. > I'd be very appreciative (trying to build the case for an assistant or some > kind of HELP) > > > Maureen Tripp > Media Librarian > Media Services Center > 180 Tremont St. 3rd Floor > Boston, MA 02116 > > (617)824-8676 >

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