I think the periodical sections run so badly and poorly. Especailly, for
the newspapers, it is always messy and I can't find a paper I am looking
for. I come to library pretty much early every morning around 8 or 9
A.M. and try to read a freshness today's paper but they are not ready
yet. I don't know who dose arrange a news paper rack daily but who ever
dose needs to come and get it done early.
Assistant Head of Acquisitions Denise Branch replies...
Thanks very much for your comments about the newspapers located in the current periodicals section. We try to straighten up the newspaper section as often as we can. Every time we receive new microfilm for the newspapers and pull newspapers off the shelves, we also straighten the shelves. We realize that the newspaper section gets a lot of use and, unfortunately, abuse. We are trying to monitor this section and keep it as straight as possible, but with such high usage, sometimes it can be a challenge. However, we will continue to monitor and straighten the newspapers on a regular basis.
It takes time to process the newspapers that are received by the library and placed on the newspaper sticks, such as the Richmond Times Dispatch, New York Times and Washington Post. At one time, we placed the newspapers on the sticks with no additional aids. We discovered that the newspapers were falling off the sticks because of high usage and decided to tape the sheets together on the inside in order to keep them from falling off the sticks and getting thrown away. So, it takes time to put them out each morning. However, we will try to process the newspapers as quickly as possible and get them out on the sticks for your convenience.
Thanks again for your comments.