Annual Highlights, 2011/2012
Organization. Hikaru expanded her role as Assistant Head of the Unit by compiling and reporting statistics and by approving time and leave when necessary. She participated in management by reviewing and discussing position assignments in March. Greg and Hank contributed to updating Aleph Pro guidelines by creating a list for review and making notes about them, respectively.
Projects. Databases provided by the library were reviewed and cataloged by Hank, Hikaru, Greg and Beatriz, and Guides@UF were also cataloged by Hank, Greg and Beatriz under Naomi’s oversight. A new CLIR grant proposal for cataloging Florida History maps was written and submitted by Jorge and Jimmie, along with Jim Cusick and Carol McAuliffe, but was not funded. All unit staff assisted with the extensive cleanup activities coordinated by Jane Anne in preparation for the Shared Bib merge and resulting from OCLC reclamation. Jimmie served on the Summon Implementation Task Group.
Custom Cataloging. Greg began cataloging CIP books from University Presses of Florida in a project that included Jane Anne, Jackie and Priscilla as well. Jane Anne served as liaison to Special Collections and coordinated cataloging for Baldwin as well. Jay and Hank continued to work on Baldwin cataloging. Randy, Beatriz, Peter, and Hank worked on rare materials cataloging. Randy completed work on the Coffee Collection of miniature books and kept up with masters projects from AFA. Peter cataloged music. Hank cataloged Cooper Science materials. Patricia cataloged feature films with added fields for genre and nationality. Susan Constantineau cataloged Florida History books and microfilm sets. Greg continued to catalog Frontline and other selected PBS programs available remotely, as well as reports from the Water Management Districts in Florida. Susan C., Susan D. and Jorge cataloged antique maps in the Map & Imagery Library and Jorge continued to train Ken Solomon in cataloging antique maps. For UFDC metadata Jorge and Beatriz completed the project to catalog Florida history newspaper articles and provided files of those OCLC records, and Hank and Beatriz provided files of Internet Archive records monthly.
Storage Documents and Dewey. Jackie Brown continued to work as Documents Liaison. She trained and/or coordinated 2 full-time temporary staff (Angie Soto and Donna Reynolds) and other part-time and volunteer staff in the StoDocs Project at ALF and completed many originals and enhances. She also cataloged European Community and Planning Docs. Jorge and Susan D. also cataloged original document books. Hank continued to catalog serial documents and trained Patricia to work with these as well. Beatriz cataloged and processed withdrawals of StoDocs at ALF one day a week. Jimmie coordinated with monthly meetings and meeting with Angie and Donna in ALF biweekly. Jorge, Susan D., and Patricia worked on problem resolution and retrospective cataloging of ALF Dewey storage books identified in the Tray process, with Jorge answering questions for Fern, Melissa, Patsy and Terry. Jackie acted as consultant to the de-dupe team.
National and State Programs and Service. All Unit staff submitted personal names to NACO. Strong contributions were made to CONSER and BIBCO by unit members. Nationally, Jimmie chaired the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group of ALCTS. On the state level, Jimmie served as a member of the Metadata Subcommittee of the SUL Nationally and internationally Hikaru served on CC:DA and CEAL and worked actively on development and approval of several Romanization tables with LC. Locally, Jane Anne worked on the Travel Committee, Jimmie chaired the Employee Recognition Committee and served on the SPEP Committee, Greg served on the LGBT Concerns Committee, Jorge assisted with the Hispanic Alumni Event in Miami, and Hikaru served on the Acquisitions Librarian Search Committee.
IFAS Centers. Jorge visited IFAS Center libraries in Lake Alfred, Belle Glade and Homestead. He continued to train staff and help with cataloging there.