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2017 OLIS-LORI Delivery Items Count


Sunday, March 26, 2017– Saturday, April 1, 2017
items count worksheet

DOD, Delivery on Demand libraries SHOULD PARTICIPATE in this count and may submit their information online. If OLIS does not receive your online submission, a "0" will be entered for your library.

OSL Member Libraries your a) outgoing items to other OSL libraries will be captured by OSL.  OSL member libraries will only need to count b) items outgoing to non-OSL member libraries and items not checked out through Sierra.  Library staff, please add "a" and "b" for your total.  Library staff must get their OSL items count information from OSL.  OSL does not submit this information for you.

How to Use the Delivery Item Count Worksheet

During the week of the items count, every time an OUTGOING “item” is placed into the Delivery bin at your library, count it.  Regardless of format or purpose or where it is going, if it is being transported out-going by the delivery service, count it.

Use hatch marks or numbers to record the number of outgoing items as they are placed into the bins or any container, and then record the total number of items at the end of the day. Write the total in the right column for Day Total.  Use a separate sheet for items count if there is not enough room in the attached record sheet. 

Designate one person to enter the results of the worksheet in the online form on OLIS at the end of the week.  The form will be live on April 1; all results should be entered at one time, on or after Monday, April 1. We will announce the link to the online form on the OLIS home page.

Please ensure that everyone in your library knows that items outgoing in the delivery must be recorded.  You may want to attach the items count worksheet to some type of barrier, such as a piece of stiff cardboard, so that staff members come upon it every time they are about to place something in the bin.  Having plenty of pencils or pens available is also a good idea.

Please do not send the items count worksheet to OLIS; the recorded data must be entered online.

Questions? Contact Kelley Lima at 574-9308.