2004 AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs

2004 AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs

AACRL Program Coordinator: Della Darby, Samford University

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Taking the Cat Out of the Cataloging Department
Dana M. Caudle, Librarian III, Cataloger, Auburn University
Barbara Nelson, Librarian III, Acquisitions Chair, Auburn University
Patty Pilkerton, Catalog Librarian, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Auburn University is in its fourth year of two highly successful programs. The first is the outsourcing of the approval plan, with all LC and CIP copy arriving shelf-ready. The second is the streamlined work flow in which Acquisitions staff catalog LC copy on receipt. The net result of these two programs has been a dramatic reduction in the number of materials coming into the cataloging department and a dramatic decrease in the length of time it takes for books to reach the shelves. The new work flow is more efficient and interesting for Acquisition staff, and the Cataloging staff have taken on increasingly sophisticated and varied cataloging, freeing catalogers to handle electronic, non=print materials, and a great number of formerly uncataloged pocket collections.

Yes, We Deliver
Jeff Luzius, Document Delivery Services Librarian, Auburn University

A showcase of the work done in Document Delivery at Auburn University. This department delivers articles from the library’s electronic holdings and delivers books on campus. The delivery of Interlibrary Loan materials will also be discussed. Statistics will be included.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Collection Assessment for Curriculum Development
Judith F. Burnham, Assistant Director for Administrative and Regional Services, University of South Alabama Biomedical Library
Dr. Tom Humphrey, Director of Cain Learning Resource Center, Ayers Campus of Gadsden State Community College
Sonja McAbee, Head of Library Services, Jacksonville State University
Dr. Sue Medina, Director, Network of Alabama Academic Libraries

As part of the ACHE application process when new programs are added to the curriculum, academic librarians must conduct a collection assessment in that discipline. This assessment notes collection strengths and resources needed for curriculum support in that area. Panelists from community, 4-year, and special academic libraries will present methods of collection assessment conducted at their institutions. A representative from ANNL will address the need for an assessment process that provides consistent, comparable data when applied by different institutions across different disciplines.