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Library Services Specialist coordinates inventory of North Forest books

2013 July 18
by HISD Communications

Janice Newsum

This week’s Shout Out goes to Library Services Specialist Janice Newsum from her manager Liz Phillipi, for single-handedly coordinating the inventory of books in North Forest campus libraries over the Fourth of July holiday.

“I just can’t say enough about how hard she has worked,” said Phillipi, who serves as manager of Library Services. “I was out of town, and she found 30 librarians to come in during their vacation to take inventory and weed out the older titles. She found vendors to donate lunches and water, and created the budget for Dr. (Julie) Baker so she would know how much it would cost to purchase supplies and pay the librarians. She even sweet-talked North Forest’s vendors into coming in to give us training for free on how to use their software, so we could generate lists of books, spreadsheets, and reports.”

Phillipi noted that Newsum has been working every day since the North Forest ISD annexation became official on July 1, even over the Fourth of July holiday and following weekend, so that librarians could hit the ground running when they came in to start weeding and taking inventory on July 8.

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  1. Deborah Standfield permalink
    July 30, 2013

    Great job! You should have called me, I would have loved to help!

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