You have been assigned to physically count every learning resource item currently shelved in your collection. How would you respond to this seemingly impossible and intimidating task? Without a doubt, you might be overwhelmed as I was. Upon receiving my marching orders to begin counting our main campus collection, I looked around and just stared at row upon row, and shelf upon shelf, cabinet upon cabinet filled with books, video cassette tapes, audio cassette tapes, and books; oh the books. Not to forget slides, microfilm, compact discs, etc. So, where do you begin? For me, I chose to begin counting the section closest to my desk. Rather than let this daunting task discourage me, I just started counting and improvised as the need arose. I knew that I could count everything; I just had to put together a workable plan. The article that follows is a brief description of our library inventory project. All who participated became better acquainted with our main campus collection. My job description requires that I engage in counting our growing collection once every five years. Right now, I’m not counting the days until the next five years begins.
"Inventory or Stockcheck?,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 53
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol53/iss3/4