Library ethics. Is it ethically correct for the staff person to take a best-seller before the plebeians?
Situation: A new book is published. The library buys (for example) 40 copies. It’s by a popular author, so there are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of reserves queued for the title.
The box of books comes in. Staff opens the box, and gets ready to make the 40 copies available.
She/he decides: “I like this author, too. I’m going to take a copy for a day or two, read it, and then put it into circulation.”
A very human thing to do.
Ethical or not?