Thursday, February 11, 2010

DRGs and GOLs

DRG-- disgruntled retired guy
GOL-- grumpy old lady

Since the remodel, the DRGs want to know why the collection has "thinned" and the GOLs want to know what happened to their mystery section. Both the DRGs and GOLs like the LP books.

One super GOL complained-- your LP section is hodge podge. Nothing is in order. So I walked over to the section with her and told her that these books are the nonfiction portion of our LP collection, so they are in Dewey order. She said... oh.


Tay said...

I wonder what order our library has. The fiction books don't have any numbers on the spine, or inside the covers, and they don't appear to be in any particular order. Two of the same book will be in two different spots. I thought of moving one book to be with the other, but changed my mind. I figured there must be some method to the madness. Does make finding a book difficult. Maybe that's why they do it...job security.

ECPI CLT Librarian said...

Some libraries keep the hardback fiction in order by Author's last name but the paperbacks are in no order at all or may be sorted by genre (i.e. romance, suspense, mystery, etc.). This is how my public library keeps their adult fiction.