How 'bought in' are the other staff members? In multi-branch systems where the seed library is housed at only one location, do the other locations talk up the seed library?

Is your seed library considered a 'collection', like the genealogy section or the government documents? Or is it considered a 'library with a library'?

Carol Erkens, Adult Services Librarian

Omaha Public Library

Benson Branch

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Our library is small - we're in a a rural town of 7000. We don't have branches and there are only 3 of us that are employed there. I started the seed library and the other 2 librarians are very supportive, but they aren't bought in at all. I'm on my own with it.

Our seed library is basically considered a library within a library. I barcoded all the packets, so they do get checked onto patron's accounts, but other than that, it could be picked up and moved across town. I kept it separate so that I would be able to receive grant funding.


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