[IUG] Coverage for extended hours
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- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:58:09 -0800
- From: "Jeffries, Gary" <gjeffries at ewu dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] Coverage for extended hours
Would like to hear from any academic libraries who offer extended late night service hours, but only during the last two or three weeks of a term, say till 2:00 a.m. or beyond. Are your regular circulation, or other library staff, expected to provide the extended coverage? Student employee coverage only? Is external private security hired to provide security instead?
If your regular full-time personnel are asked to cover, how do you handle circadian clock issues and other health and safety issues associated with sudden work schedule changes? We are a mid-sized academic library (12k enrollment) and are exploring being open till 2:00 a.m. the last three weeks of our quarters. There are only five of us in Circulation, thus figuring out how to cover so many hours (7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.) with so few people is a problem. We are required to have a full-time employee on duty the entire time. TIA
Circulation Unit Manager
Eastern Washington University
816 F. St.
Cheney, WA 99004
gjeffries at ewu dot edu
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