shelving

Compact shelves broken

The compact shelves on the main level are broken and we have shut them off. If someone needs a book from that section, there are signs for them to either email circ or come to the desk and fill out a request slip. The slips are on the cart next to Janine’s desk. We will retrieve books in the morning and afternoon and email the patrons as soon as they are available. Circ staff, please put the books on hold for the patron and email them directly.

Armstrong Compact shelving issues

A section of the compact shelving (bound periodicals QP 1- QP 351)  in Armstrong is not working correctly.   Sometimes it’s not resetting after it has been opened and therefore none of the aisles in that area can then open.   I will post signs in this area directing patrons to the circualtion desk if they have problems opening an aisle.    Below is a set of instructions for using our service key”  to override the shelving unit if it does get stuck.   Please carefully check all aisles that will open or close when using the override key to make sure no one is in those aisles.

Compact Shelving Won’t Reset – instructions

STOP: and first check that all of the aisles you are opening are completely empty.

Get “Service Key” (looks like TV remote control) from the drawer below the cash drawer.

  • Point it at the inoperative shelve unit.
  • Push the yellow button (has a triangle and “!” on it).
  • On the book shelf:  hold in the button that is supposed to open the aisle (the button must be held in, as it will stop moving as soon as you let off the button).
  • Once you’ve moved it about one foot, let off the button.
  • Now push the “Reset” button on the shelf.
  • If the shelf doesn’t reset, try repeating these steps again.

Shelving and LC Easy

Highlights from the training meeting:
If you have not yet taken the LC Easy tutorial, please do so on your next shift.
Be sure to take the test and print it out for your supervisor.
Low score? Or need a review?
Please go through the LC Easy tutorial again.
Shelving Tips from Rich:
Bookstacks: Please watch for stuff out of place. Correct shelf errors, untidy shelves. Books that are a half-mile from their correct location, throw on your cart & leave on holding shelves with their brothers & sisters.
Overloaded shelves: Make adjustments as necessary so the items you need to add will fit comfortably. If you can’t adjust books to fit – alert a supervisor.
Watch for stowaways: If the spine tag says “oversize”, “VT Coll”, “Ref”, “Periodicals”, “Armstrong”, “Music”, ANYTHING other than just the LC number, don’t shelve it. Watch for reserve items, ILL, NExpress books. If you think you smell a rat, you smell a rat.
The book carts: pre-sequence the stuff you are about to re-shelve. Please organize ONLY the books you expect to shelve yourself immediately, return any you’re unable to complete to holding shelves– do not leave sorted carts for “the next guy”. Likewise, please don’t take the time to sort the holding shelves, they don’t stay sorted for long, trust me; but it would be nice if you could take a second to tidy up holding shelves that have got tumblydown.
Questions about anything else, PLEASE ASK.