How to process 467 Harry Potter books in 2 1/2 hours
When do 7 of the 9 Library techs leave?
At 2:30 pm.
And when did all of our HP get delivered down at the loading dock?
At 2:25 pm.
They have to be received. The cataloging has to be smoothed out a little. They have to have barcodes, location labels, spine labels, and label protectors put on them. They have to be added as items to the bib. records. They have to have RFID tags put in and cover labels put over them. They have to get checked in to trigger the holds, and sorted into the proper delivery crates for the couriers to take them out on their routes to the branches.
The other LTA had never done a bestseller before, so I got to fight with the receiving and label printing, thereby managing to totally freeze the program. NOTE WELL : Never ever try and print 300 spine labels in the Millenium program using the Ctrl-L. It will make your computer freeze in fear. Put them in the Queue for printing. Then print from the list created.
Most of us left in Tech. Services stayed until 5 pm to get all the barcoding and labeling done. It took all of us, plus a CDO person, and the lady in charge of our Network to get it all done. My supervisor, the lady in charge of Tech. Services, Acquisitions, and Cataloging finished with the last label protector at roughly 4:30. Too bad none of us left knew how to do the RFID tagging. The darling fans of HP in Tucson will simply have to wait until Monday to pick up their holds.
At least I get to go home an hour early tomorrow.