[baisl] Re: Expectations at your school around buying materials and being reimbursed?

  • From: Amy Cheney <ajcheney@xxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:10:30 -0800

ingram's is great. 
On Feb 11, 2015, at 2:01 PM, Tessa Gaddis wrote:

> I am a huge fan of Ingram.  I have two accounts with them.  One for processed 
> books and one for unprocessed for items I want really quickly or for faculty.
> From: baisl-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:baisl-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Helen Huber
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:56 PM
> To: baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [baisl] Re: Expectations at your school around buying materials and 
> being reimbursed?
> I also use Ingram but  more frequently use Baker & Taylor because they don't 
> ever charge  shipping and have a comparable discount schedule.
> Helen Huber, CSB Librarian
> huber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 415-614-5117
> Cathedral School for Boys
> 1275 Sacramento Street
> San Francisco, CA  94108
> “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting 
> each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, 
> discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Marilyn Kimura <mkimura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> HI Folks,
> We highly recommend Ingram as a source for books.  We have used them for 25+ 
> years.  Our primary warehouse is in Oregon, and we get shipments in 1-3 days 
> if they have the titles we want.  They don't charge shipping on 15 or more 
> items from the same warehouse and our usual discount is 32%.  We use purchase 
> orders, and they bill us.  We review the invoices, assign appropriate budget 
> line numbers, and send to our business Office for payment.
> best, marilyn
> BTW, Ingram will also accept returns on most items.
> On Feb 11, 2015, at 9:59 AM, Daina Dickman <daina.dickman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My current situation is that if I need items with a quick turnaround I use 
> Amazon Prime.  Follett has a turnaround of up to a month in my experience, 
> which is my preferred vendor.  The problem is that I am expected to use my 
> own debit card and be reimbursed by the school when I use Amazon.
> Because the library collection I inherited last year is so out of date 
> (average age of NF was early 1990s) there are constant curricular emergencies 
> from teachers.  I want to be responsive to teacher needs, especially because 
> I am trying to promote the library as a valuable resource.  However, I am at 
> a point where financially I can't be waiting to be reimbursed for several 
> hundred dollars at any given time.  My school head told me "no" when I asked 
> about getting a departmental credit card to tie to Amazon.
> Can I ask what other school libraries do?  I am leaning towards telling 
> teachers that I can't make exceptions and they need to give me order requests 
> 6 weeks out.  However, I HATE doing that because I like being responsive and 
> flexible -- especially as I rebuild the collection.  The library was in such 
> chaos when I came in that I don't think there were any procedures in place in 
> the past.
> Thank you,
> Daina      
> Marilyn Kimura, Librarian
> The Nueva School
> 6565 Skyline Blvd.                                 
> Hillsborough, CA  94010                                        
> Voice:  650-350-4564
> Email:  mkimura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  ***I dream, therefore I exist***                                             
>        Strindberg

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