Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
Some small amount of my taxes go to pay an acquisitions librarian to balance popularity, subject matter coverage, and quality as indicated by book reviews and awards. Personally, I would rather he or she earn their salary rather than filling out order slips based on requests from the public.
If that makes me an elitist, I plead guilty.
Here's the Overdrive link for last book I finished (in paper, purchased for $3.80 used):
I'd rate it high in quality, but, outside Canada, low in popularity. Therefore, probably does not make the cut.
This isn't to criticize people who take advantage of libraries that honor patron buy requests. If they are going to take requests, I guess yours is as good as the next person's.
Would you have a link to your library?