[bksvol-discuss] Re: let's decide on the fate of this poor book

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 06:43:11 -0600

Hi Monica,

In my opinion, and I do not wish to start a thread, a volunteer who 
repeatedly takes books and holds them for an extended period and then 
releases them, should not be able to keep using lack of time as an excuse. 
If she knows she does not have time to validate books, she shouldn't take 
them in the first place.  There is a history of this for her, as you pointed 
out.  It seems a staff member shoould contact her on this pattern.

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Monica Willyard
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:09 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let's decide on the fate of this poor book

Elizabeth and Cindy, there have been several books that Sara Blake held for 
an extended period of time. Is the book in question one of her holds? We 
have had 3 different volunteers named Sara, so I'm asking for clarification 
here. Though unrated, at least 3 of Sara Blake's released books have been 
quite easy to read and fix up. I worked on those and can only speculate that 
their long hold period was due to lack of time on Sara's end. I can't speak 
for this particular book, but I don't think that rejection should be our 
first course on books Sara Blake has held. One of her long-term holds was a 
children's book scanned by Jake that was literally flawless. She renewed it 
each week for 19 months time, and it didn't even have hold for on the title. 
I know she held it for that long because of the comments on the download 
form. When I took the book, I was able to validate it in around 90 minutes, 
reading it cover to cover. So seeing a long history in the comments section 
of a book doesn't always mean it's a poor scan. This is especially true if 
the book has been renewed repeatedly by only one person. I think the book 
deserves to be looked over objectively before being rejected. I have my five 
books right now. If it's still there when I get one of my current books 
done, I'll take it and see what it's like.

Monica Willyard

Cindy Ray wrote:
Well, I would be of a mind to reject it. I might feel differently
about it if it were excellent, but when the thing is good and has no
synopses or particular categories, I think I would just reject it
myself unless somebody can indicate why they didn't finish it. I
suspect, though Sarah would correct me if I am wrong, that her
seminary work has caused her not to have time to do it, but I don't
know about the rest of it.
Cindy Lou Ray

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