Twice already today I've looked in the catalog and found that an item a patron wanted to check out was listed as on the shelf.
When I looked for these DVDs, though, they were not where they were supposed to be or anywhere else in the library.
This happens far too often. I don't know how often because I haven't kept a record.
I just know that a lot of our materials "walk off" and never return.
Needless to say, this can get expensive fast, with the price of books hitting $25 and more on a regular basis. DVDs aren't cheap, either.
I'm not sure what we can do about this, but it surprises me that in a small community we would have this kind of problem.