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ARIS Session 3: June 22 - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary Anne Antonellis
33:37
Hi, Is ARIS due 8/22 or 8/27?
Uechi Ng
34:45
ARIS is due 8/27
Suzanne P. - NOBLE
36:56
Will the instructions be emailed to Network Staff?
Libby Shaw - Minuteman Library Network
38:04
And Definitions please, also emailed to Network Staff, thanks!
Karen Kelley - Library
53:45
If you have an Interim Director, do you count the Director position as vacant?
Karen Kelley - Library
01:01:16
Thank you!
Hollin Pagos - West Dennis
01:03:03
How should we determine hours for substitute staff/librarians?
Webster- Sondra Murphy
01:05:59
So we should report full time employees as those working 35 hours, correct?
Mary Anne Antonellis
01:12:20
are launchpads materials in electronic format?
Ruth Souto - Minuteman Library Network
01:12:33
Can you explain how Hoopla ebooks are different than OverDrive ebooks?
Anne Reed
01:14:57
Library of Things , Puzzles, etc. where are they counted?
Hudson PL
01:18:09
What's the best way to obtain NoveList Plus stats?
Liane Verville Fall RIver Public Library
01:18:13
For museum passes: If we have a pass to N.E. Aquarium for Monday - Sunday it gets counted as 7? Not 1 pass?
Hudson PL
01:22:51
What do you recommend for music and videos that are streamed? e.g., Freegal's 3-hour stream of music or videos
Mary Rose Quinn
01:30:54
I cannot stress enough how crucial deadlines are this year. Thanks for your help!
Uechi Ng
01:34:39
https://mblc.state.ma.us/programs-and-support/state-aid-and-aris/noncertified-list.php
victoriaallard
01:34:40
C61 ‘Other MA municipalities’ does this mean within our own network or outside our network?
Dimarys Seymour
01:40:08
If you were open by appointments can those hours be counted in total hours?
Rowley Public Library
01:41:18
If you were open for browsing but limited their time in the building? Or patrons didn't have access to children's room?
Newbury Town Library
01:41:52
What if you had capacity limits?
Hollin Pagos - West Dennis
01:42:08
Do private non-profit libraries in the same town count as one system?
RBreen
01:44:31
If my library opened full service to the public on June 14th, we can only count those 2.5 weeks of the fiscal year as open in S1?
Anne Reed
01:45:53
We can count chat/reference during closure as we provided hours from 9-9 M-T and F 9-5. in S 11?
Sheila McCormick Clapp Memorial Library
01:46:28
How could appointments not count as open hours? We are not making choices about who can enter the library. They are appointments for the public. I do not understand this logic.
Molly Moss she/her Forbes
01:46:55
we were open for holds and had our reading room open (new books) - assume that doesn't count
Dimarys Seymour
01:49:32
Shouldn't Appointments be counted as browsing but limiting time in the building?
Anne Reed
01:50:13
Question is for reporting reference transactions not hours open
Sheila McCormick Clapp Memorial Library
01:50:46
They can just stop in if we have not hit capacities. So these appointments are pretty flexible.
Molly Moss she/her Forbes
01:51:26
what about everything open and available except the children's dept?
Nora Blake
01:51:48
So this is about building access?
Deena Caswell (she/hers)
01:51:52
If we never hit capacity, but capacity limits were imposed by the state, how does that count in terms of "open service hours"?
Nora Blake
01:51:59
We allow people to come pickup curbside anytime without appointment
Molly Moss she/her Forbes
01:53:23
we had extensive displays, just not in that location
Judy McConarty
01:53:42
Has the hours open requirement been waived?
Mary Anne Antonellis
01:58:31
Do hours open by appointment count towards hours open in fy22?
MaryAnne
02:09:34
It's disappointing that take home crafts won't count if not accompanied by a live demo. So much effort went into preparing these types of kits for families and were greatly appreciated and considered "life-saving" by so many parents at home through this past year. :(
Liane Verville Fall RIver Public Library
02:11:13
I agree, we put so much time and money into take home crafts that where much appreciated by our patrons.
Carol Witt, Barre (she/her/hers)
02:12:25
What about crafts posted with step-by-step pictures plus instructions?
Carol Witt, Barre (she/her/hers)
02:14:07
We did both weekly craft bags AND weekly posts with separate crafts. At least the patrons appreciated them, even if the MBLC doesn't.
Anne Reed
02:15:33
are these volunteers only counted if they are volunteering as of July 1, 2021? We don't count themif they only volunteered July 1, 20220-March 13, 2021?
Mary Rose Quinn
02:18:27
We totally appreciate the work you have done keeping your patrons connected. We will add the question as a separate item next year so that the program numbers that we report at the federal level remains true to their definition and requirements. We gather statistics as part of our own reporting requirement at the federal level. We cannot change the definition for our state without changing or corrupting the data for the other 49 states.
Kristy Lockhart
02:19:33
witt barre
Joanne Nichting - Somerset
02:22:03
How do count public use computers if you didn't use some of them (for social distancing purposes) for most of the year, but then added them back in later?
Newbury Town Library
02:22:14
What if computers were only available by appointment?
Giselle Stevens NPL
02:22:17
ES1 - number available during COVID (we removed some PCs for social distancing) or our regular number?
Karen Kelley - Library
02:22:53
Should this number include computers that were not displayed due to covid space limitations?
Giselle Stevens NPL
02:23:41
ES 4 - a typical non-COVID week? or typical for last year?
Sheila McCormick Clapp Memorial Library
02:24:26
If people could call in for tech help sessions, is that Reference or tech training?
Mary Anne Antonellis
02:25:26
I'm a library in the pilot and could talk a little bit about it.
Tone
02:25:32
Same
Rowley Public Library
02:25:45
What if you provide access to recorded Internet/computer trainings, either by staff or a 3rd party?
Rowley Public Library
02:31:30
So formal Internet trainings don't count in programming also?
Giselle Stevens NPL
02:33:08
SC1 - staff hours with direct service in the building? does this count hours staff were available virtually or by phone?
Joanne Nichting - Somerset
02:42:44
Do we count library trustee or Friends of the Library meetings?
Karen Kelley - Library
02:43:19
Most meetings were virtual? Do we count those figures?
Liane Verville Fall RIver Public Library
02:48:05
Quick ? about the museum passes again. If the pass is one for each day of the week from one mueseum can we count it as 7 passes?
Kelly D.
02:49:47
Liz- can you tell us again or put the link in the chat about the program template? Thanks!
Molly Moss she/her Forbes
02:56:51
I have a question about unique hours and multiple independent libraries, but maybe should set up a different time to ask about this
Anne Reed
02:57:36
thank you!