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SHELF MANAGEMENT WAND

Every library knows that keeping the public access catalog up to date saves patron frustration and wasted staff effort. Tech Logic’s unique Shelf Management Wand saves countless hours of staff time checking printed reports to try and locate materials that show up in the catalog as lost, missing, trace, claim returned, missing in transit, or other exception statuses used in your ILS. Harness the built-in power of RFID to help with shelf management of your collection. Every scan of the shelves will turn up materials in exception statuses or materials that should have been checked in, placed in transit, or set aside to fill a patron hold request.

Our portable, ergonomically-engineered RFID wand interfaces wirelessly with your ILS to check real-time item status information of what is on the shelf. No more fruitless searches for materials that should be on the shelf—and no more shelving mistakes that cause unhappy patrons and wasted staff effort.

Of course, the Shelf Management Wand can also serve as an RFID inventory device to streamline your periodic inventory process. You have full control over search parameters and with new search parameters as they are updated by your ILS. 

"If I had pom-poms I would come out and cheer people along as they stepped into the fabulous world of wanding. I used to allow myself an hour a day during the week of my trace list to look for items and delete. If circumstances kept me from searching a day I started to feel anxious. My lists have gone from 10–12 pages to maybe 4 pages, so I have been able to find everything in no more than 2 hours with the wand. I’d say I’m saving 2–3 hours every week with the trace list. My transit hold list [problems] have almost disappeared because we are wanding the hold shelves. There is also an unavailable and damaged list we can run [for branches without wands] but I already know the items are not out there. If they were, we would be catching them when we wand.​ I hope other libraries can catch the vision of what a fabulous tool the wand is."
— Michelle Turner, Circulation Supervisor, Herriman Branch with 109,000 items, Salt Lake County Library