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12 August, 2013

Musing Mondays #1

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

Recently, my duties at work have left me trying to find solutions to various things within our library including circulation of our bound periodicals selection and shifting our books along the shelves. Both problems have left me a bit stumped at solutions. I had student workers shift two of our problem sections with a few spare shelves I spotted here and there, but we're still looking for a long term solution.

My biggest dilemma is how to increase our periodical circulations. We keep, a rather ineffective, notebook of our current periodicals that student workers and librarians alike are supposed to mark down when someone returns the periodical to the reference desk. The problem is, people tend to simply reshelve the periodicals instead of following all of our little signs saying to return the magazine to our desk. Our bound periodicals don't even offer an incentive, and are barely used unless there is an assignment out of them. 

Well, that's my musings for the week. Have a good week everyone. 

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