Giunta Middle School Media Center Media Specialist: SundiPierce Website Tour Date: October 20, 2010 Technical Services TourBy Gina Giordano
Are technical services handled on site? Mostly not… Most library books and materials are ordered from Follet Follet ordered books come with labels and barcodes already assembled
Procedures Fast Facts Call supervisor’s office for a label request Staff retrieves label information Label with call number and barcode are made and sent over to school. Any creation of MARC record is done there It only takes 1 hour to have labels made $12 buys 60 labels Paid from internal accounts What if materials arrive without labels?
Acquisition functions: order, receipt, workflow Supervisor’s office handles ordering and receipts Follet is the preferred company Order with Lawson number (School District Employee number) Complete checklist when materials are delivered Send completed checklist to the supervisor Company gets paid
Subject headings Are not not used in this media center but select books are arranged by category: Historical Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult Romance Sports Playaways Libros en Espanol Classification System ✪ Dewey Decimal
Binding comes from outsourced materials Stickers, such as tattle strips & barcodes come with outsourced materials Media Specialist makes her own genre stickers and uses special tape for adhesive paperback books are rarely ordered because they do NOT last Binding and Physical Processing
Binding tape is used as needed Special tape used to restore books & materials that are falling apart Books that are horribly coming apart are weeded out and replaced Preservation
Serial Control Media Specialist orders in the Spring for the next year Freedom to order any subscription Check off list when they issues arrive Call company if they are missing Censor Out of print issues Mishaps