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Circulation COI

Community of Interest

Circulation COI Updates - Fall 2021

Summary of the latest updates, best practice suggestions and decisions from the Circulation COI meetings and discussions:Circulation COI Updates

  • Minimum wage is increasing to $9.30/hr in January 2022. Some institutions have gotten ahead of this by adjusting pay rates to $10/hr (also to be more competitive with local businesses and other campus departments). A few libraries are reviewing service hours.

  • Generally, fewer students are working on campus and adjustments to class modules are limiting student work availability due to more early classes.

  • Noreen shared an overview of the unique partnership Mount Carmel has with local high school, Cristo Rey. Select students help staff the library to gain professional work experience.

  • Mount Union, BW, and Defiance shared their process for student evaluation. Sample forms and evaluations can be found on the Student Employment page. 

  • Otterbein has received a grant to purchase lockers for the lobby area (in the lobby space of the building but outside of the main library).

  • Idea sharing around campus collaboration and outreach.

  • Next meeting: April 6, 2022 at 10:30am.

The full meeting minutes can be found under the Meeting Documents tab.

Statement of Purpose

The OPAL Circulation COI is comprised of individuals who perform circulation related duties in their libraries within the consortium. Its mission is to create circulation related policies that are beneficial to both circulation staff and library users, to provide a valuable resource pool for system related questions and best practices, and to serve as a forum for networking within the consortium. This mission is achieved through regular meetings with open discussions of pertinent and relevant topics, with guidance from the OPAL staff members and the OPAL Directors’ Council.


Other Materials

Training Odyssey
Virtual Record Cleanup Odyssey Training (J. Thomas, Fall 2006)
OPAL Cleanup Instructions (In Transit & Returned Too Long) Odyssey FAQ
System Set-Up Checklist (OhioLINK) Odyssey Protocol Technical Help Document
Pickup-Anywhere Cheat Sheet
Institutional Codes
Replacement Policies by Institution
PCIRC Contact List (and many other PCIRC details)
Word Template for Removable Labels for OhioLINK PCIRC

STAT Courier Mailing Labels
Labels for shipping to Public Libraries

Using Magic Barcode (for requesting specific items through OhioLINK catalog on behalf of a patron)
Enter daily bag statistics into the manifest system
Report problems with courier delivery service
Courier FAQ
Please email with any questions or concerns.

Circulation COI Coordinator

Scribe: Mary-Anne Frischkorn, Malone University

Core Documents