Notes—Meeting with Cathee, Tuesday, April 14, 2009.
Magazine covers—Liz FL will bring these (she discovered a stack of basic matte plastic covers recently)
Labels and label protectors
Dewey cataloguing key. Cathee needs assistance cataloguing the non-fiction. (Didn’t we have something like this?)
Specific collection requests:
The Kite Runner
Book of Negroes
Ken Follett, Pillars of the Earth and World Without End
As well as:
First Nations material
“Cultural” books (books about other cultures)
Healing, addictions, psychology non-fiction
Knitting and crochet books (there is one crochet book that is missing and everyone’s been waiting for it to reappear)
Any book with the Oprah label (they are very popular)
Cathee would like to move all the law books from the non-fiction section to somewhere else so that all the other non-fiction is together. I know this is something we’re working on.
Cathee wants to register borrowers and search by borrower’s name. I’m not familiar with the system yet. Can this be done?
Cathee asked about weeding. I said if they are really damaged (i.e. pages torn, covers ruined), delete them. For all the others set aside for now and we can talk about this. I told her this would be covered in the policy that the committee is working on.
Cathee is very keen and very nice. I think she’ll be great to work with.
I’m going to get Cathee a list of Oprah books so she can check off what the library already has (and hopefully we can supply what is missing.
Reissue notices about Storybook program and Book Club because of the long gap between Megan leaving and Cathee coming on board. This was Cathee’s suggestion.
Written policy. Cathee was very glad to hear we’re working on this. Missing books are a problem, and she’d like circulation and collection guidelines to work with.