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

  • From: "Lemon, Katy" <klemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:13:56 -0800

Well, it works really well for me.  Of course, you have to have cooperation
and I do.  Sometimes she waits until the end of the week, but that's it.
If it is an emergency, she will do it right away.  Good luck!

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Daina Dickman <daina.dickman@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> Thank you.  That seems to make sense.  I tried this approach at one point,
> but could not get the business staff to make the purchase in a timely
> fashion -- if at all.  It may be worth revisiting as we have a new head of
> the business office and see if she can help.
>
> Daina
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:07 AM, Lemon, Katy <klemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
>> The school has a credit card and an account with Amazon Prime and all I
>> have to do is find what I want to order, copy the item(s), and send them to
>> the assistant business manager who orders them for me.  When the bill
>> comes, I fill out the PO and sign it.  It is easy and I get my books in a
>> couple of days.
>>
>> Katy Lemon
>>
>> Librarian
>> klemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Presentation High School
>> 2281 Plummer Avenue
>> San Jose, CA 95125
>> 408-264-1664 ex. 2433
>>
>> On Wed, 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 Because the library collection I inherited last year is so out of date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
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Katy Lemon
>>
>> Librarian
>> klemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Presentation High School
>> 2281 Plummer Avenue
>> San Jose, CA 95125
>> 408-264-1664 ex. 2433
>>
>
>


-- 
Katy Lemon

Librarian
klemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Presentation High School
2281 Plummer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
408-264-1664 ex. 2433

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