Ye Olde Scope Notes: The Barcode Goes Here!
(WAVING RICKETY OLD CANE IN THE AIR) You know what’s important about librarianship? Barcode placement! It needs to be in the same place on every book! Title? Cover artwork? Scoff! How do you expect to do proper inventory (which, next to aerobic shushing, is my favorite pastime) if one of the barcodes is slightly lower than the others? Take a look at these examples:
Missed the “m”, “e”, “a”, and “r”, but otherwise excellent!
Let this be a lesson to every librarian – never adjust!
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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