Re: REMINDER -- Reciprocal Ref Steering Cmte Conf Call #1 this morning
From: Margaret Burri (
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:52:15 -0700 (PDT)



While I won’t be able to be on the call today, I thought I’d share our reciprocal reference policy at Hopkins, which honestly I’d never thought about in this way until now (probably because as far as I know it’s a one-way street).  Basically, if anyone, either a community member or student or faculty of a local academic institution, comes into the library with a reference question during the hours that our Research Consultation Office is staffed, we will provide the same level of service, except for referral to a subject specialist.  It’s the same if they call and ask to speak to a librarian during our regular hours.


I honestly don’t know what happens if a JHU faculty or student goes to one of the other academic institutions here, though I suspect that they’re given a similar level of service.


Access to our databases for non-JHU is limited to 6 terminals that don’t require a log-in and password.


If this does move forward, I would of course be happy to through our subject specialists into the mix for ASERL.




From: John Burger [mailto:jburger [at]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:25 AM
To: Margaret Burri
Cc: recipref [at]
Subject: [recipref] REMINDER -- Reciprocal Ref Steering Cmte Conf Call #1 this morning



Hi folks:


A quick reminder that we’ll gather for our first conference call this morning at 11am ET / 10am Central Time.


Reciprocal Reference Steering Cmte Conference Call #1

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

11am ET / 10am Central



1)     Dial 605/477-2100

2)    Enter 463 532 when prompted for a PIN.



Mostly this will be a get-acquainted call – quick introductions, a review of the background info I have compiled, discussion of desired outcomes, and delineating initial work assignments.  Please see the attached roster and background info document.


Talk to you later this morning….




John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
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