Crowds at Video Shelving

Maurine Canarsky (maurine.canarsky@taos.fnsb.lib.ak.us)
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:23:23 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear Video Brains:

Our stacks of fiction videos are more densely populated with our patrons =
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than our other stacks -- even new arrivals! This often makes it =3D
difficult for our staff to reshelve new and returned videos and makes it =
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difficult for our patrons to see and select videos without bumping, etc. =
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We were wondering if any other public libraries have experienced this =
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and how you cope. Do you have wider aisles than the recommended ADA =3D
requirements? A different kind of shelving (we currently are using =3D
regular book shelving with displays on the end featuring new non-fiction =
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videos, documentaries, etc.)?

Thanks in advance for any help or comments.

Maurine Canarsky, Media Librarian
Noel Wien Public Library
1215 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-459-1020
907-459-1024 FAX
maurine.canarsky@fnsb.lib.ak.us

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Dear Video Brains:

Our stacks of fiction = videos are=20 more densely populated with our patrons =3D
than our other stacks -- = even new=20 arrivals!  This often makes it =3D
difficult for our staff to = reshelve new=20 and returned videos and makes it =3D
difficult for our patrons to see = and=20 select videos without bumping, etc. =3D
 We were wondering if = any other=20 public libraries have experienced this =3D
and how you cope.  Do = you have=20 wider aisles than the recommended ADA =3D
requirements?  A = different kind=20 of shelving (we currently are using =3D
regular book shelving with = displays on=20 the end featuring new non-fiction =3D
videos, documentaries,=20 etc.)?

Thanks in advance for any help or comments.

Maurine = Canarsky, Media Librarian
Noel Wien Public Library
1215 Cowles=20 St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-459-1020
907-459-1024 FAX
maurine.canarsky@fnsb.lib= .ak.us

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