RE: Video on union prevention

Ralph Huntzinger (
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 10:45:53 -0700 (PDT)

Your "on the other hand" is a good example of what collection
development folks in public libraries spend time doing to balance the easy
to get mass market offerings. Letting a jobber select a collection often
either frees time to do this difficult searching or skews the collection
to "videostore mentality". Finding tools and scare (perhaps "expensive")
offerings frustrate the job.

> On the other hand, if public libraries have a mandate to serve all kinds of
> audiences, perhaps there would be two items on the shelf, side by side, one
> called "How to Organize a Union" and another called "How to Prevent a Union."