Inventories. Dislike them. Necessary evil. Far too many students are having a hard time locating books on the shelf. We weeded a bunch, well over 2000 copies. But the catalog is still pointing kids to books. So the plan is to do an inventory before Thanksgiving. We will do it section by section.
I also need to do a hardware inventory. In doing the migration from Groupwise to Outlook for our district email client software, I’ve discovered far to many teachers using outdated hardware as their main teacher workstation. I had aked this at the beginning of school, but apparently folks had too much on their plate and chose not to answer me. There were roughly 1/3 of our teachers who could not have Outlook loaded b/c district says it is buggy for anything less than Office 2003. So I have a goal for a hardwre inventory too.
I will create forms and use some of the library workers to go in with me and boot up classroom computers while I get teacher computer information, like brand, serial numbers, assett tag numbers., and even operating system version. Oh yes, and the version of Office it is running. Then maybe I can make heads and tails out of what our school has and doesn’t have.