Happy Halloween From FFB!

Sierra Year 2 - questions, issues, enhancements

For our second year on Sierra/Encore, I would like input from staff about what remains to be addressed. Questions, issues and enhancement ideas, etc. Nothing is too major or too minor for inclusion.

SUBMIT YOUR INPUT HERE (Google login required)

Internal Job Posting

Zinio update

http://lanelearning.org/files/condenast.gifSeveral titles were added to our Zinio eMagazine subcription this week: Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Bloomberg Markets Magazine, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Cook's Illustrated, FamilyFun, Fitness, GEEK, Golf Digest, GQ, HGTV Magazine, Midwest Living, Ohio Magazine, Parents, SELF, Teen Vogue, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vogue and WIRED.

We culled a number of lesser-circulating titles (fewer than 20 circs January - October 2014.) Rather than list them here, please see this spreadsheet if you are interested (Google login required)

Also, email notification of new issues is a feature that has returned. When you check out, you'll see an option "Notify me by email when there is a new issue".

Jennifer Umbstead - October 2014 Employee of the Month

Jennifer Umbstead (Fairfield) is Lane's October 2014 Employee of the Month. Michael Winstead nominated Jennifer and gushed at length:

"I would like to nominate Jennifer Umbstead for October's Employee Of The Month for several reasons. On countless occasions I have seen Jennifer go out of her way to help a patron in need, no matter how big or small the request is. Jennifer has a way of making each patron feel that their need is of the utmost importance and she will go well out of her way to settle anyone’s problem to have them leave feeling like they received not only her undivided attention but the best treatment she could give. Many patrons ask for her by name because they know that Jennifer’s keen attention to detail will take care of them like they were an old friend. I have personally seen Jennifer find lost holds, leave late for lunch, give an extra needed hand after she has clocked out, or find a book on the shelves that couldn’t be located by a patron. I am humbled by Jennifer’s selfless demeanor, her kindness to her coworkers and patrons alike, as well as her positive attitude. She is an absolute asset to the Fairfield library as well as the Lane Libraries system as a whole and a real role model to her fellow employees."

Congratulations Jennifer! She wins her choice of a $50 gift card or 4 extra hours of vacation.

Also receiving nominations:

Note: In the cloud of names above, styles, sizes, positons, etc. are random. Colleen just happened to get the "big size", Judy just happened to be dark-yellowish, Tamee is green by providence, Stead is atop everyone for no reason but luck (trust me), etc. No secret messages or signifigance!


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