Can you believe in all our years of teaching babywearing, we have never once conducted an inventory of our library? We have tried to make sure every single carrier is available to you every single month. After all, the library is a huge perk to membership, and we want to make sure you get the most you can out of it. However, our library is now quite extensive, and we find it harder and harder to keep up with the carriers in our possession. In addition, we will be moving to an online tracking platform at some point in the future and to prepare for that, we need to inventory, number, and label each carrier so they can be correctly identified in the system.
To do this, we are going to collect carriers in batches to ensure you still have a great variety of high quality carriers to choose from at meetings. Here is how it will work:
- All carriers checked IN at the Hoover meeting will NOT be available for check-out. Our awesome volunteer librarians will then inventory, wash, number and label each of them. They will then be available for check out again at the Trussville meeting.
- All carriers checked IN at the Trussville meeting will NOT be available for check-out. The volunteers will repeat the process with that batch of carriers and return them to circulation at the Asbury meeting.
- All carriers checked IN at the Asbury meeting will be collected and inventoried and returned at the Hoover meeting.
- The remaining carriers will be collected at the Hoover meeting and returned at the Trussville meeting.
We talked about pulling ALL the carriers for a whole month to complete this process quicker. It would be a lot easier on our volunteers to have all the carriers in one place at one time, but we ultimately chose to do it this way to make sure you have something to check out when you come to meetings.
We appreciate your participation and attendance with us, and we love spreading the babywearing love. Please be patient with us for the next few weeks as we complete the inventory process.Your first choice might not be available, but we are going to work really hard to make sure you have a carrier that will work for you.
If you might be interested in volunteering to help us with this process, let Crystal Knezek know! You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Facebook!
The volunteers at BWI B'ham