The End of Year Tango

We have now reached my favorite part of the library year, the 3 weeks before the end of the fiscal year.  This is the time when we in the acquisitions business panic.  We must ensure that every last cent of the book budget is spent, and in my library that means everything has to be received and invoiced as well.  We cannot have backorders, we cannot have preorders, and we can only do business with vendors with very reliable billing practices (giving us 2 options right now).

But the upside of this chaos is that I get the chance to try my hand at a bit of collection development.  Our selectors are desperate for suggestions, which means I get the opportunity to double the size of our graphic novel collection.  Anyone who read my post yesterday will know just how excited this made me.  I can’t wait for the boxes to star pouring in next week.

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