Paul Adams
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  • Cordova, TN
  • United States
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Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Improvements for self-check out library'
"That sounds like a good policy. We usually wait too as long as possible(sometimes a year or more) in hope that it will return unless it is in big demand at the time and we have to go on and rebuy. "
Tuesday
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Improvements for self-check out library'
"Jenn, that is a good way to look at the non return of items in that perhaps something helpful to someone will come of it and I hope that happens. Of course there are other ramifications too. While this patron is holding on to a title and not…"
Tuesday
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Improvements for self-check out library'
"Patrons not returning borrowed materials is a problem in libraries of all sizes. We are fully automated and staffed. When people check out materials we have names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses. etc . and if they don't want or care…"
Mar 14
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Title Suggestions'
"We recently obtained many of the books that were winners and finalists in the 2018 Christy Awards for fiction."
Feb 4
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Mobile Library'
"We had a cart built on wheels that looks like a tree with limbs and leaves. We take it to the children's area of the church loaded with books that would appeal to them that they or their parents can check out. We have a sign hanging from one of…"
Feb 4
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Online resources'
"We do have Right Now Media available at our church but it was started outside the library ministry so we don't deal with it. It is mainly Bible study and Christian life video presentations on a wide range of topics. They also have a big…"
Jan 7
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Good thoughts, Debbie. Well said."
Jan 7
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'overdue problem'
"We have a lot of problems with patrons who take materials out and will not bring them back. We mail out overdue notices, call on the phone, send emails, etc. all to no avail on some. We do charge overdue fines but many never pay. We don't…"
Jan 3
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"I agree that the key is to formulate a book selection policy that fits your library but even with this policy in place you will constantly find possible exceptions and problems. I have a whole shelf full of books that I have received complaints on…"
Dec 18, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings'
"I like your idea of separating books by areas such as missionary biographies, Biblical biographies, etc. You could add a lot of other areas too depending on the type of books in your collection. We could, for instance, add American history…"
Nov 15, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'ISBN scanner'
"We use a Honeywell Scanner with our Atrium program. It works without any problem."
Aug 20, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Graphic Novels'
"I just put them in Fiction. People more likely to look for them there."
Jul 17, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'A Library in the Foyer - what do I need to consider?'
"Sounds like some exciting times coming for you library. What we do may not fit your library but here we go. 1, We have a locked door for the library when we are not here. Unfortunately things disappear and never show up again. 2. Sunlight and…"
May 7, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Help please with a Family Devotional & Website'
"Take a look at the devotional ALL TOGETHER: THE FAMILY DEVOTIONAL by Steve and Bekah Legg. "
Apr 24, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Paid Church Librarians'
"The position at our church is paid full time."
Mar 13, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'policies for Overdue MaterialS'
"We also have many people who check out items and refuse to return them. After the items are a week overdue we mail a notice. We wait a week and mail another notice. We wait another week and mail a third notice. We wait a week and then call them and…"
Feb 15, 2018

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Cordova, TN

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At 8:11am on November 3, 2013, Eva Nell Hunter said…

Paul, it's good to have you people in Cordova to join this network.  It was also good to be in your church for your library conference.

 
 
 

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