Annoyed with my library
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|Mon, 12-04-2006 - 10:10am|
I'm a regular library patron. But there's one thing that really annoys me. I'd say about 40% of the time, a book that says it's on the shelf, isn't. :( Sometimes I'll search for 2, 3, 4, or 5 books before I find one. I usually just let it go, & look for it another time. But sometimes I'll go to the circulation desk & ask. They're usually helpful. They'll look to see if it's waiting to be shelved, then go back to the shelves with me to see if it's been mis-shelved. Sometimes they find it, sometimes they don't. But last week, a new, young person was at the desk. When I told her I couldn't find a book, she just told me to try looking in Mystery, even though the computer said it was categorized as Fiction. It wasn't in mystery. I gave up. If that happens again w/her, I'm going to at least tell het that other folks help me look. Didn't they train her to do that?
Who shelves most of the books? Does anybody know? Is it volunteers? Either we need more volunteers at my library, or we need better ones. LOL. Of course, I should volunteer...
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