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Source: University of Otago

Cate Lippers, Andrea Vickery,and Kirsty Mason from Pathology have been amongst the first to adopt Resource Booker.
There is a new tool to enable staff to book rooms called Resource Booker.
Resource Booker is easier to use and more transparent than the systems it replaces, such as Web Room Booker. As part of the Room Booking Consolidation project, Resource Booker is being rolled out to various University departments, to manage their rooms and certain resources such as department carparks. Centrally managed rooms are now available through Resource Booker for all staff, University-wide, to make their own booking requests. Until now, these have been requested through Web Room Booker or Timetables.

“I find it intuitive to use, easy to edit, and I have less foot traffic in reception, which means that I have more time to focus on other work.”

Please note that room bookings for teaching activity continues to go through the Timetables team, as per the current process.
Pathology staff have been amongst the first to adopt the new Resource Booker software. Client Services Administrator Kirsty Mason says Resource Booker has been working really well.
“I find it intuitive to use, easy to edit, and I have less foot traffic in reception, which means that I have more time to focus on other work.”
Client Services Administrator and HoD Support Cate Lippers says she is spending far less time finding and booking rooms. “It’s so much easier for administrators, for the staff and for students.”
Client Services Administrator Sarah Shepherd says the postgraduate students she’s spoken to have been so pleased that Resource Booker has been easy to use. “It’s so easy for everyone to use,” she says.
Lead Administrator Andrea Vickery says the feedback on Resource Booker has been very positive.
“It’s a change, but a change for the better, the benefits far outweigh any teething issues that new users might have.”
They note that it helped having the project benefits clearly outlined before the changeover began, and the benefits were soon clear to all involved. Most importantly they all agree on one thing, “It will save you time.”
Their best advice for future users is to read the manual and watch the educational video and be open-minded before using Resource Booker.
Follow this link to log in to Resource Booker.
For further information about Resource Booker, including how-to videos and guides along with FAQs, go here.

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