Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reference Desk Calendar

I've put in the 2009 calendar. Don't worry. The month of December is still in there.

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Procedure for Assisting Patrons Wanting to Schedule Either of the Rooms

Up-to-date guidelines for both the new Presentation Room and the old Seminar Room A are in the scheduling notebook.

Now that we have two rooms, it is necessary to think about what happens when someone wants to schedule a room and is not specific about which one. Also with newer and more expensive equipment coming into use, we need to be able to know exactly who is signing up for which slots. We discussed these issues this morning and came up with the following procedure.
1) In addition to a name get the requestor's MSU ID number and record both in the scheduling notebook.

2) If they don't specify a room:
~ Ask them how many people are in the group.

~ Ask them what they need to do.
Based upon what you know about the guidelines, capacity, and equipment for each room you should be able to guide them properly.