Monday, January 07, 2008

I feel like a broken record today

I found myself repeating the same thing over and over. The first floor is being prepared for the grand re-opening.

These are the questions that were asked at the reference desk

Young Patron: Where are the fiction books?

Old Patron: Why can't I find the book, when it says check the shelf in the catalog?

Everyone in between:
Where are all of the books?

Does that sign mean that I can't browse the books on the first floor?

Can I go downstairs and get the book that I want?

Why are they moving the books?.......You get the picture, the questions went on and
on.
There are signs posted at the end of each stack where the fiction used to reside. The sign basically says that all fiction is in the process of being relocated to the first floor. The books are unavailable for browsing until January 16th.

My response to each question"

All fiction is being moved to the first floor. They are in the process of moving the
remaining sections today. The first floor will open to the public on January 16th.
If you know the title of the book, you can request and it will be pulled and placed on
the hold shelves for you. It will be easier if the title you want can be found at one of
the branches.
Even if the patron was standing directly behind someone I gave that statement, they would then approach the desk and ask....................So I would have to repeat the statement all over again. My co-workers were doing the exact same thing.

****Yes, O.Diva, this is an instance where "READING IS FUNDAMENTAL."

4 comments:

Tenacious said...

Yeah...reading is fundamental.

We're undergoing lobby renovations in the hotel...I find myself repeating the same thing over and over...never mind there are signs posted everywhere....errrg

Nexgrl said...

@Tenacious
Do you feel like yelling"WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, YOU CAN'T READ, YOU CAN'T SEE, OR YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO DO EITHER?"

Opinionated Diva said...

lmao...you sure read my mind, because that is exactly what I was about to say.

You would think if a person is in the library they can at least READ...but I guess that is not the case.

I'm not good at repeating stuff over and over...after a while I start making things up just to mess with folks.

Nexgrl said...

@ Diva
It is real bad and we are all getting very tired.