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By Steven Carl Fortriede

The duty of relocating collections of books and different fabrics might be overwhelming as library amenities evolve to mirror altering demographics and use styles. writer and skilled mover Steven Carl Fortriede has every thing you want to get the task performed speedy and successfully with step by step instructions, diagrams, spreadsheets, and pictures. Readers will the best way to plan a library circulation, which approach is healthier for a specific state of affairs, how you can recruit and teach employees, and what instruments and offers are wanted. every thing you would like for the circulation is incorporated - even necessities for bins, relocating carts, sorting trays, and a worksheet to calculate shelving layouts and development premiums. "Moving Your Library" is the entire equipment for any librarian dealing with the daunting prospect of relocating a library assortment.

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In this method you load one row on the top shelf; and then put another in front of, or behind, it; then do the same on the other shelves, working top to bottom. This method is fast to load, but not as fast for the reshelvers who have to keep reaching through to get the first row of books before the second row. Alternatively, the loaders can put the first row of books closest to the unshelver and reach through to load the second row. This speeds up the reshelving process at the expense of the loaders.

Line up a group of volunteers and pass the books down the line one handful at a time. I know of a church library (approximately 3,000 volumes) that moved into a new room about 200 feet away using this method. It took about forty volunteers and less than two hours. I have used the method several times to get books up or down stairs where no elevator was available. We looked at all sorts of conveyors, sleds, temporary lifts, and many other “labor-saving” ideas. In the end, the human chain has always been the easiest and most reliable solution.

In this method you load one row on the top shelf; and then put another in front of, or behind, it; then do the same on the other shelves, working top to bottom. This method is fast to load, but not as fast for the reshelvers who have to keep reaching through to get the first row of books before the second row. Alternatively, the loaders can put the first row of books closest to the unshelver and reach through to load the second row. This speeds up the reshelving process at the expense of the loaders.

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