Re: Survey: AV circ desks in public libraries?

Ellen Druda (
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 07:44:10 -0400 (EDT)

We don't have a separate circ desk for AV, but wish we did.

One of the major drawbacks is staffing and space - not enough of either.
Right now the AV materials are on the shelf, and although stripped with
the 3-M tape, they still manage to disappear out the window!

Which leads to another question - how bad is the theft rate for videos in
libraries? Is staff "borrowing" a problem?

Ellen Druda
Half Hollow Hills Library in Dix Hills, NY


On Mon, 11 Aug 1997 wrote:

> The Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library is enlarging its Main Library. Will
> the public libraries on this list please respond to a small survey on
> your AV departments?
> Do you have a separate circulation desk in your AV deparment?
> If yes, please comment on security issues, staffing
> issues, effectiveness, future, etc.
> If no, please comment on security, staffing, loss rates,
> etc.
> We are debating the issue of getting rid of our circ. desk, and would
> very much appreciate any feedback or ideas from other AV departments.
> Thank you!
> Rebecca Locke-Gagnon
> Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library
> Toledo, OH