Dear Vendors, When I email you, that doesn't mean that you should call me in return. If you do call me (and alert me to a typo in my phone number), please make sure that your phone number works in return. No Love, Frustrated ER Librarian
about 2 years ago
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LAMB, CA, MSLIS, and MBA
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Seriously. I recently changed my voicemail greeting to say that vendors are encouraged to email. Just when I get them all trained, there are new reps.
Need a National Library Vendor No Call Registry?
YES. Yes. YES. That would be AWESOME, says this person with ZERO PURCHASING AUTHORITY.
Sign me up!!
An irony, of course, is that vendors to libraries get their OWN set of pesky vendors who will. not. go. away. Hate your vendor? Sic a conference services firm on them.
ooooooooooooooh. might just do that.
No, posting an announcement about our new OA collection to a library list is not in fact an expression of interest in getting emails about your earthquake poetry book (which I already know about anyway because it includes some of my mother's poems, New Zealand is a small country ok).
I once had a book vendor insist on talking to me on the phone even after I told her I was at a public service desk and that I had 3 children waiting for help. I hung up on her. If you can't respect children needing reference assistance, I'm not buying your children's materials. Also, she insisted she couldn't email me. That's a no-go in my book.
I was impressed once with a vendor when they called and I said "look, i've got no more money this year to spend" and she said "OK I'll call back next year then." I'll be damned if they didn't bother me for a year. Granted she still called back and I still had no money, but...she kept her word at least
Dani (aka ashuping)
and now the original contact has said that he'd have the guy call me. Despite my very clear request to EMAIL ME. *sigh*
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