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"Maxell, Alison L" <[log in to unmask]>
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Maxell, Alison L
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:19:10 +0000
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We just hosted a Let's Talk About It Book Series (by the way... LOVED it! And eager to do another!).  Our session was an intensive one with 1 movie and 4 books over 5 weeks!  Given that, I assumed most participants (like myself) would want to have all the books  in hand prior to the first session.  When I received the books from the warehouse, I completed the inventory form noting condition etc.  Then I purchased some small bags from Michael's, created some labels, numbered the bags and then assigned each bag 4 books (i.e. Bag 1 contained one copy of each of the 4 books in the series and each book within the bag was identified by its number so that I could cross reference).  This allowed me to assign a numbered bag to the registrant and then collect the bag (containing all 4 books) at the end of the session.  Participants loved stopping by and having their bag waiting for them; Ccirculation staff found it much easier and for me administratively, it worked like a charm...sharing in case you want to try it.

Alison L. Maxell
Director of Public Services and Outreach, Research & Innovation
Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0064
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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Cate
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Let's Talk About It books circulation with Minerva?

Thank you for your responses about circulating LTAI books in Minerva. As suggested by many of you, we're going to do this the old fashioned way-writing the book numbers next to their names on the registration sheet.
I'm sharpening my pencil!