Sorry to continue to be off topic...
KCLS is one of the things that makes it unlikely I'll move anywhere else any time soon. Any idea what branch? My home branch is right here in Issaquah (.25 mile from my house. gloat. It used to be closer until we built the new one.), but I know folks at a number of other branches (especially after a recent diaspora of Issaquah staff.) We're one of the medium sized branches but we ranked #5 in circulation last year out of 45 libraries in the system. The system overall ranks third in the US with circulation in 2008 of over 20 million items.
No idea. And he is no longer around to ask.
But Issaquah is where my aunt and uncle lived for a while...
And damn, 20 million is a lot. My branch does about 1/2 million a year. The next closest branch does probably over a quarter million. But the smallest does as little as...I'd guess around 10,000-20,000. (That's only 25 to 50 items a day, for those of you that don't want to whip out your calculators. or, you know, care.) And we have only 30 branches, so I'm sure we don't come near 20 million.
I just wish they wouldn't prevent Seattlites from using it because we have our own intracity crappy library. I grew up using KCLS, so this Seattle Public Library crap is pathetic by comparison.
Yeah, that's a new restriction based on the fact that the agreement between KCLS and SPL says that SPL will pay some amount out of their tax income to KCLS to allow you lot who don't pay the KCLS taxes to use the KCLS collection. That'd work fine only SPL hasn't paid their tribute for a number of years. Let SPL know you want it back and maybe if enough people complain they'll make a new agreement. (and you'll be able to check out Amanda's next book even if SPL doesn't buy it)
I was going to guess something like that.
Can you tell I just spent the morning training staff on stuff like: "make sure you fill out the demographics field correctly! Don't just leave it as San Bernardino County unless [lists the conditions under which it should stay that way]! If they live in Redlands, switch it Redlands, so we make sure we get the money that Redlands owes us." ?