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Service desk shuffle

James R. Lund (Red Wing Public Library, Red Wing, Minnesota, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 25 May 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to encourage public librarians to consider replacing two service desks with one.

Design/methodology/approach

The author interacts with his experience of providing library services from a two‐story Carnegie library and a multi‐desk one‐story library to make an argument for a single service desk.

Findings

Providing one service point creates a seamless experience for patrons and necessitates teamwork from all service staff – professional and non‐professional.

Originality/value

Offers a “common‐sense” perspective on providing reference and circulation services.

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Citation

Lund, J.R. (2012), "Service desk shuffle", The Bottom Line, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 23-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880451211229199

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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