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Wednesday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Storage Warriors: Survivors of the “Big Move”

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As library collections continue to grow, stacks become overcrowded and library space is repurposed for patrons, librarians must transform into: Storage Warriors. Panelists will discuss the planning, organization, preparation and execution of three different library storage projects – two remote and one on campus, including lessons learned, key takeaways and post-move plans.

Sheli McHugh and Narda Tafuri will talk about the move of over 10,000 books from the University of Scranton to an off-site storage location last summer. Included will be the steps taken to get faculty buy in as well as the technical processes involved in executing the project, including: cataloging and logistical problems encountered along the way and what was done to overcome them, as well as side-projects that arose in connection with the project.

Sharon Wiles-Young will discuss Lehigh University’s Libraries’ use of multiple storage sites around campus to store its collections. The storage collections were consolidated into the current storage facility located on Lehigh's Mountaintop campus. Now that collection philosophies are changing between use of ILL and digital collections, learn how Lehigh is tackling this change by moving collections to storage and weeding the collection.

Erika Johnson will elaborate on the University of San Francisco’s massive move of over 200,000 journal volumes to remote storage during the summer of 2017. The move was undertaken in order to accommodate several new departments and the construction of new student collaborative and classroom spaces. She will share the challenges the library faced, the impacts on staff and services, and how they expect to manage this collection going forward.

Iron Mountain representative, Britt Mueller, will discuss some best practices in relocating and storing different types of library materials from a vendor perspective.

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Erika L. Johnson

Associate Dean for Technical Services, University of San Francisco
As Associate Dean for Technical Services, my areas of responsibility include oversight of the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, Periodicals, and Systems departments. Before joining USF in 2014 as Head of Acquisitions & Collection Management, I was... Read More →
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Britt Mueller

Library Services Solutions Architect, Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Library Services provides digitization, materials processing, preservation quality offsite storage and relocation solutions for archives. Our team focuses on creating customized solutions to meet the unique needs of your institution. You now have a provider with the... Read More →
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Sheli Pratt-McHugh

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Scranton
Associate Professor, Sheli Pratt-McHugh is the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and the Learning Commons Coordinator at the University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library. She also serves as Department Chair for the Library. She previously worked at the Scranton Public Library... Read More →
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Narda Tafuri

Coordinator of Technical Services, University of Scranton
Narda Tafuri is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Technical Services in the Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton, where she has been employed since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with a Minor in Anthropology from the State University... Read More →
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Sharon Wiles-Young

Director of Library Access Services, Lehigh University
Lehigh University Libraries, FOLIO, FOLIO migration, FOLIO Product Council, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general

Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401