Last week I noticed a spelling error on TCCL’s children’s website, and I finally remembered to mention it to Mr. Escobar two days ago. I wanted to find out the process for reporting and correcting such an error.
I noticed that on the website under Books & Reading, submenu Find a Good Book, submenu If You Like…, submenu Fractured Fairy Tales, several books by the author Jon Scieszka were listed with Scieszka’s name spelled in a variety of ways.
Based on other misspellings of the name within the TCCL catalog, Mr. Escobar believes the name was spelled incorrectly in the Library of Congress bib record that was downloaded by TCCL years ago. The Library of Congress bib record has since been corrected, but the error in TCCL’s catalog was missed until now. Mr. Escobar sent an email to staff members in the IT Dept. and the Cataloging Dept. with a screenshot of the error on the TCCL webpage and a screenshot of the Library of Congress Authority Record for Jon Scieszka. Some misspellings on the webpage have already been corrected, and hopefully all will be corrected soon.
Mr. Escobar was very kind to give me credit for the discovery within the email he sent. He stressed the point that we should always give credit where credit is due, to coworkers and subordinates, in order to make staff feel recognized, valued and appreciated.