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
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
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."