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A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services

A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services Journal of Access Services, 10:186–187, 2013 Published with license by Taylor & Francis ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367967.2013.795428 Access Answers A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services FRED W. SMITH, Column Editor Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY–MARCH 2013 CIRCPLUS Teresa Doherty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond intro- duced a recurring topic—the current title of LISTSERV members’ depart- ments. She noted that this had last been discussed in 2010, and much had changed since then. “Access Services” was easily the most popular answer, although some posters pointed out that people outside of the department use “access services” and “circulation” interchangeably, so perhaps “access services” is not the best term to convey what the department does. But mem- bers provided an assortment of other choices. “Onsite User Services,” “Patron Services,” and “Lending Services” were listed. Some were still simply called “Circulation.” One was called “Public Services,” although the Reference De- partment was separate. Access librarians and staff would agree that these days, patrons are not shy about asking for office supplies or the use of office tools such as staplers and whole punches. There were two threads http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 10 (3): 2 – Jul 1, 2013
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Journal of Access Services, 10:186–187, 2013 Published with license by Taylor & Francis ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367967.2013.795428 Access Answers A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services FRED W. SMITH, Column Editor Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY–MARCH 2013 CIRCPLUS Teresa Doherty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond intro- duced a recurring topic—the current title of LISTSERV members’ depart- ments. She noted that this had last been discussed in 2010, and much had changed since then. “Access Services” was easily the most popular answer, although some posters pointed out that people outside of the department use “access services” and “circulation” interchangeably, so perhaps “access services” is not the best term to convey what the department does. But mem- bers provided an assortment of other choices. “Onsite User Services,” “Patron Services,” and “Lending Services” were listed. Some were still simply called “Circulation.” One was called “Public Services,” although the Reference De- partment was separate. Access librarians and staff would agree that these days, patrons are not shy about asking for office supplies or the use of office tools such as staplers and whole punches. There were two threads

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