Fern Brody, the associate University librarian who works under Rush Miller, director of the University Library System, said that she did not have an estimate of the number of books actually missing from the library that are unreported.
The University does not keep a running tally of the books in the Hillman Library's collection, either, Brody
"Yeah, I don't know how many books there are in Hillman," she
mentioned that she
hopes to move away from providing tallies for the individual libraries' materials.
said 306 employees should fill out the same forms as the lending desk.
"They should be doing that, and it must have dropped off," Brody
said that there were some problems in the current protocol for handling alerts of the library's sensors.
"They should be stopping people.
Well, the person at the desk should be stopping," Brody
"Now if the person runs out the door, we have the building person, a building supervisor.
The person at the desk can try to either get somebody that's working with them to go out and, of course, we try to call somebody," she
Brody explained that McLeod "is responsible for lending, interlibrary loan and the media services area, as well as the off-site storage," and Paul Beck, the Room 306 staff supervisor who reports to McLeod, "is responsible for the Hillman stacks, directly."
said, "I would guess I'm in charge of the procedures."
says the ULS
does not have an estimate of how many books are missing from Hillman Library
, nor do the staff members know how many books are housed in the library.
said, "We haven't done an inventory of Hillman Library
Some other departmental libraries have done that over different times.
But at Hillman we haven't.
So there's not a check.
We're not going to be saying, 'Here was the count at the beginning, here was the count at the end.'"
When asked why an inventory of Hillman hadn't been performed, Brody
stated, "The work.
Telling statement at the end by Brody
, "It's really kind of a massive project."
That's why we call it work Brody