Posts Tagged ‘in-house use’

A Couple of Reminders

Good morning all! This post is in reference to some observations I have made at the main branch but can be good reminders for the whole system too. First, please remember to count all questions. This is a very important statistic we record. I know it is hard to catch every single question you are asked but it please make it a priority to keep track of this. Invent your own system for yourself as far as how you will keep track of this information and make it a daily practice.

The second reminder is for in-house use. This is also a very important statistic that we need to keep. At least once, if not twice, a day someone needs to go through the shelves and collect all books from the shelves that are laying on top, put beside a row, or even out of order. As a rule of thumb, if you are going to a shelf and find a book out of order this probably means a patron has picked up that book and put it back in the wrong place. This needs to be counted as an in-house use item. Every time I go out into the stacks I am finding at least an arm-load of books that need to be counted as in-house. Also, every night before closing someone needs to go through the newspaper sign-out sheet so they can be scanned as in-house. And throughout the day, someone needs to be keeping track of the other newspapers used as well that are on the rack next to the door.

If you have any questions or add-ons to this post please do not hesitate to leave them. Thanks.

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