Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Johnson Country Library Moving Books Five Tons at a Time
My librarian friends might want to file this video in the backs of their minds for future reference. Based upon the big stir this book-moving method has caused in the Kansas media, this more efficient and timesaving approach to moving books must be something relatively new.
The Johnson County Central Resource Library (in Overland, KS) is faced with moving approximately 200,000 books as part of its renovation project. According to the library, moving the books the way shown in this video will save the project 12 extra weeks of work that would have otherwise been required if the books had been moved by hand.
So this is either a something new - or it was a very slow news-day in and around Kansas City, Missouri. Not sure which.