PROLOGUE The best part of our book sale is….The biggest problem with our book sale is… With our book sale I wish we could…
MANY THANKS.Dwain Gordon, Arkansas State LibraryKathy Pillatzky, Henry County Public Library, GeorgiaWilliam Potter, University of GeorgiaDr. Gordon Baker, Clayton State UniversityAnd you.
THE POLICYThe director of the University of Georgia Libraries may transfer books andother library holdings to the Division of Archives and History, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or other public libraries.Books and other library holdings which are obsolete, defective, worn out, or surplus, or otherwise in the discretion of the director of the University of Georgia Libraries are not required, may be sold, destroyed, or otherwisedisposed of by the director of University of Georgia Libraries, without the need to comply with the provisions of Article 5 of Chapter 13 of Title 45 relating to the disposition of surplus state books. O.C.G.A. 20-5-2
Here is the proper process:l disposal requests flow through the process:Redistribution, Sales, Recycle, Trash. The goal is to maximize return andminimize cost for the disposal.“Without going into too much detail, after redistribution, we try sales and if itdoesn’t sell, we authorize disposal through recycling. If you really want us totake inventory straight to recycling, please send us a photo. We usually don’thave any questions if we can actually see the condition. We’ll also need photosand inventory if you want to sell as well.” -William Gray Potter University Librarian and Associate Provost University of Georgia Athens, GA