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Serials staffing questions Donna Yanney Bennett 03 Jun 2002 14:03 UTC

I would like to know how other small or medium sized academic libraries
handle staff vacancies in serials.  I am interested in hearing from other
libraries that may have only one serials assistant and only one or two
other paraprofessionals  in technical services.

Who performs checkin or claiming while the serials paraprofessional is on
extended leave or has resigned--another staff member, a librarian, a
student worker, the library secretary, a part time temporary?  What serials
related duties are considered absolutely essential and which are
nonessential?  What is the average time to fill a staff vacancy?

At GC&SU staff are not reassigned to cover vacancies in serials.  I would
like to know how standard this procedure is.

Thanks for your input.  If you want to send replies directly to me, I would
be happy to summarize for the list.



Donna Yanney Bennett, Serials Librarian
Georgia College & State University Library
Milledgeville, GA  31061

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