Annual Report of Circulation Services Committee(Oct. 2008-Sept. 2009)
To the Library Council, University of Toronto
Current Members
Neil Allen , Chair
Jan MacLean
Lari Langford
Terry Correia
Bonnie Horne
Renata Holder
Tom Chan
Monique Flaccavento
Mei-Chu Lin
Eric James
Susan Stone
Dorota Swieton
Catherine Devion
Susan Bond
Margot Froud/Maria Buda
Manda Vrkljan/Anne Rebello/Carmen Cachia/
Stephanie Abba
Beverly Branton
Chris Crebolder
Ryan Dodge
Mike Hamilton
Nalini Singh/Anna Oh
Roger Pielechaty/Vicky Lynham
Patricia Meindl
Andrea Shier
Lisa Doherty
Liz Glover
Anna Szot- Sacawa
Maryam Rezai-Atrie
Elizabeth Johnston
Isabelle Guthrie McNaughton
To be determined
Pam Richards
Susie Choi
Len Ferstman
Jane Sauder
Engi/Csci Library
Music Library
Robarts Library A & I
Robarts Library A & I
Gerstein Library RS & A
Gerstein Library RS & A
ITS
OISE/UT
East Asian
Noranda Earth Sciences Library
Robarts Library Resource Sharing
UTM
UTSC
Trinity
Dentistry
Kelly SMC
Regis
Pratt Victoria
Emmanuel
ROM
Media Commons
Inforum, Faculty of Information
Mt Sinai
Chemistry
Criminology
Architecture
Physics
Bora Laskin Law
St. Augustine
Toronto Rehab/Consortium
Instit. For Chrtistian Studies
Knox
St Michael’s Hospital/Consortium
UTS
Innis
Sunnybrook
NEW RENEWAL POLICY
After discussion within the committee, on May 11 a new renewal policy was implemented.
University of Toronto students(graduates and undergraduates), faculty and staff are now entitled to three
renewals with the proviso that all loans are subject to recall, when a hold has been placed by another
borrower, after 2 weeks of the initial loan period has passed.
We informed the public of this by use of brochures and the library web page.
The following libraries implemented the change, Robarts, Gerstein, Engineering/Computer Science, Earth
Sciences, Math, OISE, Media Commons, ROM, Music, New College, Laidlaw, UTL Downsview, UTM,
Law, Physics, Innis, FIS, UTSC. The Dentistry library already had been giving three renewals.
NEW FEES FOR EXTERNAL BORROWERS
We were informed of the new fees for external borrowers and discussed them.
a.
Research Reader fees increased October 1st, 2009. The new fees are
$200, $130 and $80 for 12, 6, and 3 months respectively. Senior and Alumni
Research Reader fees will stay the same. The last time these fees were raised was
in 2003.
b.
Direct Borrowers will now be charged a fee for borrowing privileges as
external users. This is considered a fairer distribution of the costs of access and
acquisitions, which up to now has been shouldered entirely by students and alumni. It
is also noted that within the reciprocal agreement, U of T does far more lending to
other universities' students than its own students borrow from other institutions.
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Their checkout limit was raised to 100 from 30, renewal limit to 2 from 1. The
fines amount at which they will be blocked raised to $25 instead of $10.
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The fees they pay will correspond to the Research Reader fees, but since all
Direct Borrower cards expire on September 30th each year, they will be pro-rated
quarterly.
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SIRSI TRAINING
Members of the committee provided training in SIRSI circulation procedures for the Rotman Library and
ROM staff. Additional training was also provided for Heath Sciences and Consortium Libraries staff by
committee members as well as staff from ITS, Cataloguing and Serials.
PANDEMIC PLANNING PROCEDURES
The committee discussed the impact of absences due to the H1N1 flu eg. the forgiving of fines.
STL FINE RATE ENFORCED
The central system libraries and some campus libraries agreed that the Short Term Loan fine rate of 50
cents an hour would be enforced on a 24 hour basis.(in essence even when the library is closed)
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Annual Report of Circulation Services Committee(Oct