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
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Maureen Tripp <Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu> > Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:21:03 -0400 > To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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 > email@example.com > (617)824-8676 >
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