Among the Stacks

 

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Ranting here because there isn’t anywhere else…

I find it very discouraging when I find the security strips that we use to protect our library collection from theft, peeled out of books and lying on the floor, shelves and other hiding places. 
Every time I find one, it represents a $20 – $25 hard cover book – stolen. 

See, I can’t manage to have the attitude….” it’s in the hands of a student who really wanted to read it”….
If they wanted ot read it they should have checked it out like everyone else on campus! 

Some selfish individual, lacking a conscience and quite frankly any morals, decided to steal a book rather than check it out. 
I have worked hard not to care that books are stolen but the standards by which I was raised really SMACKS up against the moral decay and severe lack of discipline and consequences that IS the public school system. 

Seriously – If they will steal a book, what else would they steal?  The HotLibraryTech is much more frustrated than hot today.

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