[bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions that have surely been answered

  • From: Cindy Ray <cindyray@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:15:45 -0600

OOO, Maybe I'd better read the manual cause maybe since I haven't read for a 
while I should be trained. Uh-oh, maybe I'd better crawl back in my corner. 
<Giggle>


On Jan 22, 2011, at 1:08 PM, Lori Castner wrote:

> Hi, Cindy,
> There are now more holds than ever on the checkout list because a new 
> procedure has been created to train new volunteers.  Multiple copies of one 
> book are placed on the checkout list and apparently contain errors to enable 
> these volunteers to learn to proofread appropriately.  Some of the holds say 
> "Hold for new vol" and some say hold for a specific name or number.  And, of 
> course, there are the standard number of holds.
> 
> I agree with your suggestion to have books with hold placed on a separate 
> checkout list because like you I find it difficult to search for a book that 
> I want to proofread.  One solution is to click on the date link at the top of 
> the list.  This action will reverse the order of the books so that those with 
> the oldest dates appear on page one.  With this method, you will not have to 
> weed through very many holds.
> However, using this method has the disadvantage of your finding books that 
> just may not be of interest to you; some of them are very long and some are 
> of only good quality; many of the oldest books are of a scholarly nature.
> Hope these thoughts answer your questions. And welcome back!
> 
> Lori C.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy Ray" <cindyray@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:22 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Questions that have surely been answered
> 
> 
>> Hi, List,
>> 
>> I haven't been here for a while now. I had come back last summer and soon 
>> after lost my E-mail address. I never found it so got a new one. LOL.
>> 
>> So, here are my questions. First of all, it makes sense that you can check 
>> out a book for two weeks and then must check it back in or re-check it out, 
>> but why can books be held for so long? I found one that has been held for 
>> about 14 or 15 months, and I can't currently remember the name, but I think 
>> it has to do with the Story of Ireland. Are people reminded that they have 
>> holds there? Why can they have so many held for them? A good 25% of the 410 
>> books are holds for, and if you don't really know what you want, searching 
>> is an activity that, frankly, nearly made me decide to not ever volunteer 
>> here anymore. Why isn't there a hold for list that has only these books and 
>> people could go there and find the books they couldn't live without 
>> proofreading?
>> 
>> Hope y'all don't think these are tacky questions, but they do set me to 
>> wondering. I've just downloaded "Longing: Stories of Racial Healing."
>> 
>> Cindy Lou
>> 
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