The University of Kansas Libraries
The Library Annex: Letter to Faculty
April 22, 2008
I would like to invite you to assist us in reviewing materials for relocation in Anschutz Library and in Watson Library.
The University administration, working with the KU Public Safety Office, is considering a couple locations as the site for a new Emergency Response Center. Anschutz Library's 1 North floor is one of the locations. To prepare the space to accommodate this initiative, we must shift some library materials to shelves elsewhere in the library and move older materials with low use to our Library Annex. Except in the case of a campus emergency, this area will continue to be public-use space. Study tables will replace shelving once the collection is moved. This space is currently occupied by collections with call numbers ranging from R to Z. Included in this range are resources in the sciences, medicine, agriculture, technology, military and naval science, bibliography, and library science.
We seek your assistance in reviewing materials identified in a preliminary review with call numbers R-Z in Anschutz Library for possible storage in the Library Annex. These items include books with a publication date of 2000 or earlier that have had no circulations since July, 1999 and journal volumes issued before 1995. We offer several methods of review described on our web site at http://www.lib.ku.edu/annex. We ask that you provide feedback by May 31 so that we can clear the space in Anschutz.
In addition to review of items in call number range R-Z, we are continuing the previously announced review of our Dewey collections outlined on our Library Annex web site. We will add other collections to this review schedule on an ongoing basis. This month, we will list materials for review with call numbers in the L's (education) and reference materials in various collections. Faculty are encouraged to visit the Annex web site frequently to see what collections are scheduled for review and the timelines associated with each of these reviews. Your library liaison will also notify your department when collections in your discipline are under review.
Please remember that materials moved to the Annex will be retrieved and made available to you within 24 hours of your request. Requested journal articles will be scanned and delivered to you via desktop document delivery while books and bound journals can be delivered through campus mail by using the TripSaver service (http://www.lib.ku.edu/tripsaver/) or they can be delivered to the campus library of your choice.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me or your library liaison.
lorraine j. haricombe
Dean of Libraries