Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The award to the volunteer who is most creative in shelving...

This AM I worked in the JE section for an hour and a half and pulled 2 carts full of mis-shelved books.  I couldn't figure out why so many were interfiled with the JE's.  Then my colleague Noemi recounted yesterday's events.

Yesterday Noemi was working in the JE section like usual.  Volunteers were helping out with shelving, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.  Until.  Noemi noticed that the high school volunteer, Adam, was shelving the J NF's in the JE's.  He was on his second cart by the time Noemi noticed. 

Adam had a method to his madness.  For example, if I had a book labeled J 641.55 MEY, he'd put the book with the picture books labeled MEY for the author. Also, just to make things interesting, he shelved the board books along with the JE's.

Thanks Adam! 


plaisanter said...

Far more creative than any of our volunteers!

looloolooweez said...

Oh man... that kid has a great career in management ahead of him. "Oh, you mean you've been doing it that way? But I like *this* way better!"

Reminds me of the volunteer we had who f'd up the CDs. We have them shelved by Dewey(ish), which yes needs to change, but she decided to take it upon herself to "fix" it. The page who discovered this was nearly in tears.