Friday, July 18, 2008

Change In Harmon Room Use Policy

The library staff and leadership have reviewed and amended our policy regarding use of the Harmon Room. The change is primarily based on the reduction of our custodial staff from 2 to less than 2 FTE, as our current staff will be splitting their shifts to also work in Kirk. Since the opening of the library in 1988, we have seen our custodial staff reduced from 4 fulltime custodians to less than 2. Although we had previously been working toward increasing events in the library, and encouraging outside use, we know the added events, especially those including food, have and will continue to put increased strain on our limited custodial staff. Therefore, we are implementing the following modifications in the use of the Harmon Room for the academic year 2008-09.

All use of the Harmon Room will be limited to Library, Media, Web Services and CST sponsored events only, with the following exceptions:

· National Geographic Bee, April

· Sampler Sessions by Admissions, Fall & Spring

· Faculty search presentations between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

· Staff Week Events

It is our intention to review the decision at the end of the academic year.