This is the third in a series posts featuring an LCLS courier route and our members along the way.
Today Cheri Schuler-Faust, GateNet Cataloging Assistant, road along on the Carlyle route with Larry Jones, Courier Driver. Follow along as delivery leaves the system and material is delivered and picked up. Members could follow along on the Lewis & Clark Library System FACEBOOK page as delivery left the system and materials were delivered and picked up at member libraries. You do not need to have an account or be logged in to see the post. Who knows…we may be highlighting YOUR library next!
October 6, 2010
7:45 am - Tubs on the loading dock to be loaded onto the delivery vans.
Larry Jones, courier for the Carlyle route today. Larry has been driving for the system for almost 5 years.
8:45 am Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library Kelly Wilhelm, circulation clerk greets us as we deliver the bins.
Louis Latzer library is a very old, unique building with beautiful ceilings and molding. The library has a very comfortable, warm atmosphere. This view is from the adult ciriculation desk where we delivered todays tubs.
9:14 am Our next stop was to the Federal Correction Institution in Greenville. Photos were not allowed inside.
9:30 am - We arrived at the Greenville Public Library
Look how strong Larry is, carrying 3 bags full of books up the steps of the Greenville Public Library. Impressive!!!
This is the rotunda of the Greenville library. " The library was built in 1905" said Mike Westbrooks, the director of the library who greeted us at the front door.
The chairs in the children's library were made by some of the students and the shop teacher at the high school.
9:40 am - We arrived at the Greenville High School library, home of the Comets. Many students were in the library working on computers for a class assignment.
After a brief stop at the Carlyle McDonald's to replenish our coffee we arrived at the Carlyle Junior High School around 10:25 am.
LuAlice Kampwerth, the director of the library at the Tiki hut circulation desk. The Tiki hut was built by one of the parents. LuAlice entertained us with stories of the various pets they've had at the library including Hilary & Olivia, the talking birds and the hedge hog, among others.
10:50 am we arrived at Case-Halstead where we were greeted by Jim Roeckeman, librarian and Juanita Evans, assistant librarian.
The children's room at Case-Halsted. This addition was added in 1993 after a tornado destroyed the buidling. Interesting fact: Jim lives above the library on the second floor of the house. Talk about rolling out of bed and being at work!
11:10 am we arrived at Breese Elementary School.
11:15 and the Breese Public Library was our next stop.
Obviously assistant librarian, Diane Holtgrave is in need of another tub. Larry graciously went out to the van to get another tub for her and loaded the books for Diane, too.
11:35 at Germantown Public Library
Mater Dei High School was our next stop. I spoke with Shelli Thomas about cataloging and the possible switch to RDA.
12:05 pm we arrived at Central Community High School in Breese, Illinois.
Cindy Spencer and Larry (the camera hog) at the circulation desk while several students work on the computers. Larry and I had to break through the lunch line to get to the library. Words of wisdom: Never come between teenagers and their food.
12:30 pm After a 20 mile jaunt we arrived at the O'Fallon Township High School
12:49 pm Last stop the O'Fallon Public Library. Big day for O'Fallon, they got 8 tubs and 1 buddy tub. Larry picked up 10 tubs and 1 buddy tub.
That's a lot tubs, the rest are still in the van.
Books that are waiting for people to pick up. Delivery at work.
Heather Gaines, one of the circulation staff busy at work deciding which DVD to bring home tonite to watch. Just one of the perks of working at library.
Syndy Kalinowski youth services assistant and Clifford the Big Red Dog hard at work in the Children's section of the O'Fallon Public Library
1:30 pm – Arrived back to the System an hour late…and that was because Cheri talks too much!!!! On the Carlyle Route today 30 tubs, 8 bags and 1 book buddy were delivered and 33 tubs, 4 bags and 2 book buddies were picked up.
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