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WHS support information. Smith College Libraries. Mobilelibraryohs2003. Violence workplace guide 0070 1. Manual handling and ergonomics. Help to protect yourself from injury by (discuss with your manager as necessary): if you do more than two hours of keyboard work a day, taking a 10 minute break from such work after each hourif you do keyboard work for more than one hour a day, making sure you have ergonomic furnitureif you use a laptop computer, obtaining and using a separate keyboard and mousenot routinely lifting from a standing position things which weigh more than 10 kilograms unless a manual handling assessment of the task has been carried outnot routinely lifting from a sitting position things which weigh more than 2 kilograms unless a manual handling assessment of the task has been carried out.

Manual handling and ergonomics

If you spend a few minutes making adjustments to your working posture and set-up, it reduces the risk of back and neck pain as well as more serious conditions. See the Setting up your workstation poster (PDF, 139.9 KB) (Put it up on your office noticeboard). Remember to report an injury as soon as possible. Are your work practices safe? Like any teacher librarian, I have always been happy to do whatever was necessary to achieve my goals, assuming that I was fit and well and able to carry out tasks safely and in accordance with current expectations and work practice.

Are your work practices safe?

During the years I have worked in several school libraries. Along the way there have been the usual changes, such as amalgamating a junior and primary school campus; relocating libraries to upgraded premises; and packing, moving and reinstalling resources and shelving associated with renovating. This has been on top of the regular storage, processing, stocktaking and day-to-day circulation tasks. While there have been times when my arms have felt very weary, I never contemplated that the repetitive work involved could cause serious injury. Libraryergonomics. New Resources Jun July. Library - CQU. 5 New Resources at the Library. When is the last time you talked to a children’s librarian?

5 New Resources at the Library

If it’s been a while, this is a great time to strike up a conversation. You’ll be surprised at the innovative activities, programs, and services children’s librarians offer young children, and families. Keyword Search Term Entry. Living in the library world: Basic library procedures: Processing library materials. He date on the new item.

Living in the library world: Basic library procedures: Processing library materials

This helps indicate when the item was acquired and may be useful in weeding and inventory processes. b) Accession numbers in automated circulation systemsIn libraries with automated circulation systems, barcodes provide a unique accession number for an item. Remember that there are two types of barcode – Codabar and Code 39. In both barcodes there are unique information in the bar code for a particular item. In the Codabar, the eight digits following the first five, represented the item. Barcode labels are either “smart” or “dumb”. Dumb barcode labels can be used on any item. . • When they are received• During cataloguing• When the call number is being addedLibraries can either purchase barcode labels or create labels in-house using a laser printer. End Processing Guidelines 2014. Cambridge University Library. Library of Congress Classification. Library of Congress Classification. The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Classification

Over the course of the twentieth century, the system was adopted for use by other libraries as well, especially large academic libraries in the United States. It is currently one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world. The Library's Policy and Standards Division maintains and develops the system, posting lists of updates. The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet. Most of these alphabetical classes are further divided into more specific subclasses, identified by two-letter, or occasionally three-letter, combinations.

LCC is distributed by the Library's Cataloging Distribution Service in two forms: A detailed outline of LCC is available on the World Wide Web. Other classification systems. DDC fun. Get to know the DDC. School Library Management. Resources for School Librarians - Index Policy Manuals and Other Management Tools Procedures Manuals - Guidelines for writing a school library procedures manual from the Alaska School Library Handbook.

School Library Management

A manual for developing policies and procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres - or in the school libraries of other countries. This by the Australian School Library Association. This is a pdf download. Up to Top. Alaska School Library Handbook / Procedures Manuals. Procedures are simply instructions telling how a certain task is to be done (1).

Alaska School Library Handbook / Procedures Manuals

You may want to write procedures for checking out a book, closing the library, ordering library materials and other routine tasks. Procedures manuals are especially helpful for substitutes, volunteers, and student aides. The time spent creating procedures manuals for these individuals will save you hours in the long run: unexpected absences will be less stressful, precious time with volunteers will be more productive, and student aides will operate on a more independent basis. American library procedures manuals. LibraryPoliciesandProceduresHandbook. Book Care, Part 2. Book Care, Part 1. Murder in the Stacks (Library Preservation) Carehandlingusers 1. Caring for rare books - Rare Books Collections.

Here are a few suggestions on how to store your rare books correctly and how to prolong their life.

Caring for rare books - Rare Books Collections

Treat with care All books should be handled and stored with care, in order to preserve their good condition or to prevent existing damage becoming even worse. Remember that books printed from the mid-19th century onwards are usually printed on mechanical ground wood pulp paper, which often has a high acidic content and can quickly become discoloured and brittle if not kept in the right conditions. Storing your rare books Large heavy folio-size books are best stored flat.

Pulling a book by the top of its spine to take it from the shelf will damage it — as will leaving it face down and open for any length of time. Improving the environment. NLA Digitisation Project: Generic care and handling guidelines. Care of our collection is paramount and correct handling is an important part of the digitisation process.

NLA Digitisation Project: Generic care and handling guidelines

Specific care and handling guidelines are prepared to aid Library staff in the digitisation of each collection to hand. These 'generic' guidelines are also observed. These guidelines should be applied to the special collection materials - maps, manuscripts, photographic items and artworks. Anyone should receive instruction from a trained conservator before beginning any treatment of collection items.

DISCLAIMER: The National Library of Australia disclaims liability for the use of the information provided in these pages. General rules Wash hands regularly to ensure they are clean at all times Cotton gloves may be used, when appropriate, to handle most items - this will protect paper and other materials from grease, oils and dirt on bare hands. BookCare. Rehinging hardback books. Mending and Repairing Books Part Two. Mending and Repairing Books Part One. Book Repair Manual. The web version of the Simple Book Repair Manual was created by members of Preservation Services, Dartmouth College Library.

Book Repair Manual

Copyright 1996 the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. All rights reserved. Permission is granted for copying and redistribution as long as this copyright notice is included. Bmhslibary Report. Processing Library Materials-Book Jackets.