Cataloging: RUSH Processing
To Faculty: Questions about RUSH ordering may be directed to Acquisitions Librarian Jack Fisher (246-3734).
Standard turn-around time for RUSH processing is 24 hours. If a patron cannot wait, or if an item requires original or AV cataloging and the responsible librarian is unavailable, items can be barcoded "on the fly" and signed out to the patron at the Circulation desk.
Cataloging Procedures for 24-Hour RUSH
1. Catalog the item and Save the label as usual.
2. Give the item to Sandra Denson in Cataloging for physical processing, with the note indicating it is a RUSH.
3. Ms. Denson will process the item and give it to another cataloger to check.
4. Check the item and take it to Judy O'Brien in Circulation, with a note indicating it's a RUSH and who requested it.
A RUSH title should travel with a note giving the name and telephone number of the person for whom it is being RUSHed.
If a title already in Cataloging is requested for RUSH processing: Cataloging personnel will locate the item and follow the cataloging procedures above.
If a title is ordered as a RUSH: When the title is received, Acquisitions personnel will carry it to Cataloging.
If a title is in Acquisitions when RUSH processing is requested: Acquisitions personnel will locate the title and carry it to Cataloging.