For those of you that are reading this post and are not librarians, I'm going to take you through #BookDonationProcessing mini training. No, I don't have a library aide and yes, this process can be time consuming. This is why many Library Media Specialists spend a considerable amount of time behind their circulation desks! Please try to understand.
I've got to go now because I need to process these books before the students come in during lunch. Have a good day!
|Thank you ladies! My students and I REALLY appreciate the donation!|
|Using my district's automation system SOAR, I enter information about the book into the system. |
I include the title of the book, author, publishing house, copyright date, call number, collection and price.
|Next I add the Phillips barcode label. This barcode number is assigned to this specific book and allows me to scan |
the book for checkout. This feature comes in handy when I have a line of students during class or lunch periods.
|Since the books are jumbled around in the students bookbags, |
I place a clear, protective tape over the barcode to further protect the label.
|I repeat the process on the inside front cover of the book.|
|I stamp each book 3 times using the Phillips Library Media Center stamp.|
|Last step, I place a call number tab and protective tape on the side of the book. |
This call number tab is helpful when locating the book by author (dewey number) on the shelf.
Now the book is ready for circulation!