Jennie Andrews
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  • Springwood NSW
  • Australia
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How would you deal with this borrower?
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Briefly - a borrower who has consistently over the past few years borrowed books, not returned them, insists she has and bullies our older volunteers to let her take 6 more - last Sunday telling them…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Jennie Andrews May 11.

Please help me classify this book!
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I have just added to our library a copy of Stealing from a Child: The Injustice of 'Marriage Equality' by David Van Gend…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Jennie Andrews Feb 28.

 

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Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'How would you deal with this borrower?'
"Thank you, Paul - firstly, how sad that we are not alone in this - what goes on in these people's heads?!  Your reply is very helpful with several ideas we can follow and I appreciate your time in replying. I was encouraged by you saying…"
May 11
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'How would you deal with this borrower?'
"Oh my!!!  If it is any consolation you are not alone in this problem. We have similar difficulties all the time. These patrons  know exactly what they are doing and apparently have no conscience about it. Quite simply it is theft and…"
May 11
Jennie Andrews posted a discussion

How would you deal with this borrower?

Briefly - a borrower who has consistently over the past few years borrowed books, not returned them, insists she has and bullies our older volunteers to let her take 6 more - last Sunday telling them that our computer needs updating as our Senior pastor allowed her to take 2 a few weeks back when she went to him to complain. Of course she takes our most popular and newly added books and DVDs. She has been banned before but just tells tales to Pastoral leaders who re-instate her. They are now…See More
May 11
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A virtual water cooler for church library folks to chat about new and existing technologies that can help manage and grow our libraries.See More
Apr 19
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Please help me classify this book!'
"Thanks heaps, Ron - perfect! Mr Google was coming up with a lot of options and I couldn't decide. I did find an interesting article about how the Dewey classification has changed over the years for books on LGBTQ issues reflecting…"
Feb 28
Ron Brown replied to the discussion 'Please help me classify this book!'
"The Dewey number for Culture and institutions/Marriage and family/Intrafamily relationships is 306.87"
Feb 28
Jennie Andrews posted a discussion

Please help me classify this book!

I have just added to our library a copy of Stealing from a Child: The Injustice of 'Marriage Equality' by David Van Gend ISBN: 9781925501230I have no idea which Dewey classification number to give it! Although this is an Australian publication, I am hoping someone can help me with some suggestions - it doesn't need to be in the 200's and it isn't specifically a Christian book.Thanks in anticipation.See More
Feb 28
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Starting a Library from Scratch'
"I am using a free software programme called 'Librarika' - in fact we have now upgraded to a paid version. Most books can be added by their ISBN and all information will then be automatically loaded. We are currently adding barcoding and…"
Feb 17
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Library social media'
"We have a Facebook page. I use it to advertise new additions to the catalogue, reminders to bring back overdue books, links to interesting articles, a few relevant cartoons, advertising our Book Club, book reviews etc. We have a good number of…"
Feb 4
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Combination library / book store OR library / coffee house'
"Thanks for your prompt reply - sometimes the seed that is planted sits for a while before sprouting! Maybe your church will re-visit the idea in the future. I am excited about how our idea which has been 'brewing' for a year will take off…"
Jan 11
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Combination library / book store OR library / coffee house'
"Hi Deanna - you wrote your question several years ago and I would love to know if your cafe/library went ahead. We are in the planning stages of the very same thing so would benefit from hearing your story"
Jan 10
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Jan 10

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