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Last Wednesday the Access Services Department began a great new on-campus delivery and paging service. It's currently being tested and isn't yet widespreadly publicized.

Basically, students, staff and faculty can request books to be paged from the stacks. Students and staff can then pick up the books at the circulation desk. Faculty can request the books be delivered to their on-campus department.

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Click the "Request" button in a book's record.

See the websites for more info! Faculty Delivery and student and staff paging.

Feel free to encourage a patron to use the services if s/he comes across it on their own. Also, if any questions arise feel free to send a patron over to the Access Services department (aka the Circulation Desk) for further help.

What do you think is the best part about this? The worst?
I am afraid it will make patrons lazy but in general it reinforces what we already know: Gleeson Rocks!


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 7th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
This is crazy, yes people will get really lazy, and Gleeson is pretty awesome. Can't wait to make them work. jk.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Wow thats pretty cool!

Oct. 7th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
That is pretty cool. It may make people lazy and people could abuse it and ask for a bunch of books to be sent to the Circulation Desk and then never pick them up. It also could dissuade people to learn how to use the Call Number system.

--Eva Burkland
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
I like it!!

Oct. 9th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
it seems like a good idea but i agree that people will become increasingly lazy and may abuse it. how long would it take until the books were ready to be picked up.. i mean i'm sitting at the ref desk feeling a little too tired to go get a book from the 3rd floor, could i click a button and have some other library employee get it for me? haha (hypothetically speaking of course) :)
-Katie Patterson
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
It looks like the paging service works for Gov Docs too. Thats good news for patrons who might be Sudoc inclined and willing to wait a bit for their docs. Awesome idea.

- Mike
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Oops, I meant might not be inclined.
Oct. 10th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I think it sounds like a good idea.
A lot of people I find books for don't know the call system & are too embarrassed to ask the librarian to explain it. Also, I can imagine students/professors don't always have the time to search down a book. In general, I think it will increase patronage to the library.
Oct. 11th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
It seems really convenient -Jeremy
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