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Highlights and Accomplishments

Michael Foight, Teri Ann Pirone and their Digital Library staff received special thanks in the Radnor Township and School District 2008-2009 Calendar for scanning historic documents belonging to the Memorial Library of Radnor Township. The Digital Library project celebrates 200 years of the Radnor library’s history.

Susan Markley, Resource Management team leader, and Merrill Stein, Assessment team leader, presented “All Hands on Deck: Providing New Staff Opportunities in a Matrix Environment” on Nov. 12, at the Academic Library Reorganization session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual Conference, Valley Forge (Pa.). Their presentation covered Falvey Memorial Library’s move from a traditional department hierarchy to a matrix management organization consisting of teams. They discussed how the service desk was reorganized; they also addressed the present operation and subsequent challenges encountered in the matrix system.

Joe Lucia, Library Director, announced that there are PALINET podcasts on the library catalog, available from the PALINET web site . These podcasts focus on the new VuFind software used in the library catalog and feature sessions with himself, Andrew Nagy and Chris Barr, and with four librarians, Jackie Mirabile, David Burke, Barbara Quintiliano and Linda Hauck. Joe serves as president of the PALINET board of trustees.

Jutta Seibert, Academic Integration coordinator, was featured in an interview recently in the Readex Newsletter. Readex is a major international information services company and publisher of rich primary source online resources, such as America’s Historical Newspapers.

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