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Attention Sign Starting Sunday, February 17th at 5pm EST through February 18th, the BCCLS network and servers will be undergoing maintenance and relocation. During this time the Library Catalog, RBDigital, OverDrive, Libby, and other libraries services will be unavailable. We plan to keep the downtime as short as possible to reduce the impact on services as we move our servers to our new facility. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attention Sign

 

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BCCLS Update

The BCCLS office is undergoing many new changes and we want to make sure that we keep you informed. Stay tuned here for weekly progress reports about our office move, our new delivery system and the strategic plan.

Office Move

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This Week:

Inspections were just completed for the construction on our new headquarters, and the drywall is being put up throughout the space. A dedicated 50amp circuit was run to the server room to power the battery backup system, and the floors have been trenched in the conference room for electric and data cabling for the conference table. Yesterday the server room was painted and today the flooring is being installed in preparation for our upcoming server relocation.

Next Week:

A supplemental HVAC system for the server room is being installed towards the beginning of next week (February 11th and 12th). Data cabling will be run later throughout the week in preparation of phase 1 of our move.

Long Term:

Phase 1 of our move will begin on Sunday, February 17th after 5PM, to be completed during the day on Monday February 18th. During this server and telecom relocation, the catalog, online requests, digital services (eBCCLS, RBDigital Magazines, etc.) will be unavailable.

Delivery

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This Week:

  • Vans have been ordered with an expected delivery date of 12 to 16 weeks.
  • We finally received word back from the vendor for the bins and the final cost including shipping and labeling the bins is higher than was originally projected. In addition, the lead time is 17 to 25 weeks. I am working with RCLS to find us a new company. We are also looking into alternative bins.
  • We were informed by Bergen County that they can not sell us fuel for the vans.
  • We are continuing our search for a warehouse. The market is very tight for the size of space that we require. We have been working with a real estate agent and inquired about 55 locations. Out of those 55 locations, we saw 8 that were still on the market.
  • As of today, we have received 234 resumes for the Delivery Driver position. Friday is the last day for people to apply.

Next Week:

We will continue the search for a warehouse and bins.

Long Term:

We will start driver interviews by March.

Strategic Plan

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This Week:

We are finalizing the focus group questions and meeting dates/sites for March.

Long Term:

We are preparing for the committee to launch its work on March 13 at 10:00 AM!