We now seem to be into our stride with ‘out of semester’ work. It takes a couple of weeks to switch from the student focused semester service to a more steady but just as busy work pattern. There are still students using the library on a daily basis mainly Masters students and international students but our opening hours are 9:00am -5:00pm Monday to Friday rather than 24/7.
We have had some groups of pre-sessional English students and these continue through the summer. They have induction and user education sessions in the Library.
We have been sorting out the short-loan collection – reviewing usage, removing and adding items depending on demand and changing details on the system.
We’re still involved in enabling work for the library refurbishment which is mainly stock checking of journals and periodicals. Also planning for ‘what’s happening’ next and sending out relevant comms.
Other things include:
Library Management Platform working group – preparing for the new Discovery interface which should be live in July.
Looking at the options for a small self-service circulation kiosk for Orkney campus.
Planning summer training for the Customer services Team
Updating help guides
Comms about upgrades, systems at risk or planned downtime
Staffing – the usual ongoing staff management and also wrapped up in that is the post VR staffing challenges.
I did get to show some people around the campus and Information Services on Monday and Tuesday who were here for interviews so that was a good start to the week – it’s great to talk to people from other places and show them what we do here