Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Library 103 Field Trip to Cal State Northridge Oviatt Library

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Library Tech Program's 103 class met at the Cal State North Oviatt Library. Mike Villalobos, Circulation Service Supervisor, gave us a tour of the Circulation Department and an overview of what he and his staff members do on a daily basis. We also got to see the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in action! It is the first use of an ASRS in the library field. The books, surprisingly, are in bins according to size, not call number.


Here's the ASRS retrieving a bin of books!


The Bin of Books Retrieved by the ASRS

Mike Villalobos Discusses the ASRS


(Thank you to Eva Rios for the pictures!)

2 comments:

Jared Burton said...

So Cool!

Janet HasBrouck said...

They have a system like this at Cal State Long Beach too. It really is cool.