I was just emailing with Mary B. down in circulation about a book that went missing. She had some good tips for getting a missing book reported and tying it to a particular patron--so the patron can be notified if the book is found.
This may be refresher to some...but it was useful for me to revisit, so I thought I'd share.
1. Have the user make a "Get It" request (even if they've looked and not found the book)....that way a search will automatically be made. If the book isn't found it will be marked as missing. This way the book is tied to the patron and the patron can be notified if the book is found.
2. Have the patron fill out a blue "missing book" form. The circ folks will place a hold on the book for the patron so they're notified if the book is found.