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Library work team report for Nov. 16th

  • Library Work Team, with input from all employees at both libraries, continued drafting the consolidated libraries Strategic Plan including the mission, vision, and values statements, and goals in the areas of teaching, research, service, and clinical care. Began populating the goals with strategies from the consolidated libraries’ FY13 unit plan.
  • Website Sub-Team began gathering user input on website redesign using an online survey available via the libraries’ websites, direct bit.ly link, and by conducting card sorting exercises with students and faculty.
  • Content Management Sub-Team made additional decisions, in negotiation with vendors, about retention of information resources.
  • Library Faculty Assembly Bylaws, prepared by the Consolidated Libraries’ Governance Sub-Team and vetted by the library faculty at both libraries, were sent to the Governance Work Team.
  • Policy Sub-Team forwarded expanded set of library policies for inclusion on the Academic Programs Work Team ‘s academic affairs policy crosswalk.
  • Library Systems (IT) Sub-Team continued to consult with representatives from the Board of Regents ITSS and the ExLibris (Voyager) project manager on preparations and timeline for consolidating the libraries’ online catalogs beginning in early January and completed by April.
  • Staff members from both libraries continue to work on projects in the Voyager modules that need to be completed before the system consolidation.
  • The Electronic Resources & Serials librarian faculty position (non-tenure track) at Reese Library was approved for recruitment and hiring.
  • Work is continuing on preparing the nursing collection and the media collection which will both be moved to new quarters (in the Greenblatt Library and Reese Library respectively) as realignment of programs occurs at consolidation.

Library Work Team Update

  • Library Work Team began work on the consolidated libraries Strategic Plan.
  • Library Faculty Assembly Bylaws prepared by the Consolidated Libraries’ Governance Sub-Team were approved on August 31 by the library faculty and sent to the Consolidation Governance Work Team for review.  The bylaws were subsequently amended to address the Senator serving for two years and related issues.  A vote will be taken via email.
  • The Library Systems Sub-Team made decisions about which data sets from both libraries would be moved to the GRU Voyager library management system. 
  • The Library Website Sub-Team developed user surveys, which were reviewed by LWT and Institutional Effectiveness, and made available to users to gather input on the new consolidated website.
  • Staff members from both libraries continue to work on projects in the Voyager modules that need to be completed before the system consolidation.
  • Content Management Sub-Team continues to meet to: 1) make decisions about retention of information resources that will best serve the new university; 2) engage vendors in  discussions relating to changes in contracts and licenses; 3) document details of the current and future state of specific resources for the new R1 institution’s faculty, residents,  and students.
  • Work is continuing on the nursing collection and the media collection which will both be moved to new quarters as realignment of programs occurs.

I frequently use the ASU library. Can I use my GHSU ID to check out ASU library materials?

Yes, with a current GHSU I.D. or another valid picture I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport.

The introduction of GIL Express as an interlibrary borrowing service within the University System of Georgia (USG), has made it easy for all USG students, faculty and staff to check out library materials from any other USG institution. Any GHSU student, faculty or staff member may present his/her current institutional I.D. card or another valid picture I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport at the Circulation Desk to check out any materials in Reese Library (or any other USG library) that are available to be checked out.

Every student, faculty or staff member in the University System should have a record in ExLibris Voyager, the library management system that is used by all the USG institutions. Information from the Voyager database is checked at ASU Reese Library’s circulation desk to verify that the person wishing to check out materials is a current