Linda Rosser, formerly in Financial Services, joined the Learning Resource Division as the Assistant to the Dean on May 31st.
Patrons borrowing materials or using Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, or other department services will see these new faces in Access Services as of Fall 2005: Lynn Schwab (Circulation Specialist); William Rutger (Loans Specialist); Ann Sievers Dwyer and Lana Boroditsch (PT Library Assistants, nights); and Tiffany Miller (PT Library Assistant, Sundays).
Ronald Colman, Julianne Smith, and Cathy Whitaker have joined the part-time substitute Reference Librarian rotation this fall.
Students taking COD courses are benefiting from Bailey Library services offered in anticipation of the needs and preferences of 21st century students. Some resources and services, such as the online Research Databases, have long been offered by the Library. Some, like ERes Electronic Reserves and Research Help Now (Virtual Reference Service), were implemented last year as a natural outgrowth of the WCC Library’s continuing efforts to meet the increasing demands for 24/7, off-site access to library resources and help. Some, like Virtual Instruction and COD Materials Delivery, we developed just for WCC College on Demand students.
The Library newsletter has moved to a blog format to make updates and news easier to add for our staff, and faster to access for our patrons. The newsletter will be linked from the Library home page. Readers will be able to search the blog for specific articles and view the newsletter on demand, instead of receiving the newsletter on a periodic basis via email. Despite the President of the American Library Association’s professed distaste for bloggers and blogs (the ensuing not-so-genteel verbal slugfest is known as “Gormangate” in libraryland), we find blogging software and capabilities to be a useful tool in the library’s toolbox. Commenting is temporarily disabled, although we plan to enable this feature soon. You can email your comments on this and other stories to Gwen Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 10th, the WCC library upgraded to the latest version of the Library Integrated Software, SirsiDynix Corporation’s Unicorn. Library users should notice an easier to use Web catalog interface, with customized links to other Library software and services.