[bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

  • From: "robert tweedy" <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:20:02 -0600

How about us helping out on aproving a book and saying it is okay to put it on 
the new page. Pick out the ones that want to go by the guidelines of bookshare 
and that the staff would have more time to try to get grants and such. I for 
one am not working and have a lot of time on my hands and I think there might 
be a few of us like myself that can help out a lot more. I know we can't devote 
all our free time to bookshare but there should be a way we can help out more 
if we want. In the survey that was done earlier this year or it could've been 
last year, what did readers want in the collection? I am submitting and 
aproving books that can't be found in the NLS but they aren't the least of my 
favorites and could care less but I want bookshare better than any other source 
for blind people to find things to read and if we can get reference books and 
text books boy what a great thing for bookshare. I remember back in the 70's 
and 80's it was hard to get books for cvollege and the SRS or whoever had to 
hire readers, don't know if that has changed over the years or not but I heard 
a lot of "I wish there was a place to get books." Has this changed over the 
years or not, it sounds like there is a lot going on right now.----- Original 
Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 12:10 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

  Yes, there are several projects in the works.  Unfortunately the books that 
will bring in grant money (so Bookshare can stay afloat) are not the same books 
that most members want to read (sci fi, mysteries, romance and some other 
category that I've forgotten - Westerns maybe?). So the staff does a juggling 
act, trying to keep everyone happy - investors, members, volunteers.  It's a 
bit rough on the staff members, since they WANT to make everyone supremely 
happy but they know they can't.  I try to put the books I find (based on what 
everyone tells me in the discussion group) into the submission queue as fast as 
I can, but my time is limited too.  We really do try, we really really do...

  Thanks!  Carrie

  siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:

    It seems to me that they definnitely  need more staff to approve books..  
One person can only do so much, and yet Marissa keeps dreaming up more projects 
and bringing in more books, even though she tells us they are working on a 
bunch of donated books.  It seems the gardening books should get some priority 
as well as cookbooks.  

    Sue S.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Carrie Karnos 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:20 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

    Glad I can help!

    One word of caution: Marissa brought in 5 bags of books on Thursday, and I 
got 2 more bags of books this weekend, so it'll take a while for all of the 
books (probably 80-100) to move thru the queue.  Don't hold your breath waiting 
for them!  I hope we can streamline the process, and get them submitted sooner, 
but you know how it goes...


    "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
      Kerry, these are wonderful. i can't wait to read the "I hate cookbook" 
      the one on the senses.

      Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
      Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
      Graduate Advisory Council

      The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
      stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: "Carrie Karnos" 
      To: "Bookshare Vol Group" 
      Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:13 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] more book sale finds

      Hi all,

      I went to the book sale again today and came away with:

      Sense and Nonsense: A Study in Human Communication by Alfred Fleischman
      To Be Young, Gifted and Black: An Informal Autobiography of Lorraine 
      On Being Black: Writings by Afro-Americans from Frederick Douglass to the 
      The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
      Victory by Joseph Conrad
      The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken
      Take Care of Your Dog with the Home Vet Handbook
      50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
      30 Simple Energy Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
      Flowering Succulents by Gordon Rowley
      The Clear and Simple Gardening Guide by DX Fenten
      The Wonderful World of Books by Alfred Stefferud (editor)
      Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh
      The Killing Man by Mickey Spillane
      The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett
      An Introduction to Literature and the Fine Arts by the Editors at 
      State College Press
      Planning Art Education in the Middle/Secondary Schools of Ohio
      Understanding the Arts by Helen Gardner
      A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet
      Artists at Work by Bernard Chaet
      From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History by James Smith Pierce
      The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach by Ernst Fischer

      There were probably 100 gardening books at the book sale, lots of them 
      Sunset Publishing (which is a few miles from the Bookshare office). What 
      type of gardening books do people want? I can pick some up during next 
      month's book sale.


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