At CADL, I’ve been busy gaining lots of experience by working the desk: circulation, readers’ advisory, reference questions, and basic tech support. With the positive comes the negative: I’ve been lied to about library fines, experienced manipulation firsthand, and witnessed conniption fits (complete with colorful language) over a document not printing. It’s all part of working with the public…

I enjoy my time the most when I am on-desk in the children’s department! I love seeing the wonder and excitement on their little faces when they walk into the collection. Just hearing adults read to children gives me a bit more faith in humanity…

SRP game day at CADL

I’ve also been able to try my hand at two YA displays — A Game of Thrones Read-Alikes for Teens (clean reads, of course) and MLA’s Thumbs Up! Award. At the end of this month, I’ll be replacing the AGoT display with a Printz Award display.

My weeding projects have also been on-going. Currently, I am working my way through the 747s…

Checking circ stats…

In other library-related news:
The pink Chuckle roses were a huge hit and had lots of patrons asking about them…

I’ve also been volunteering at a small, rural public library and working at digitizing a scrapbook of obituaries a local genealogist collected over the years. OCR is new to me and I am learning a great deal through this experience!

Experimenting with OCR…

¬† …and I love library coffee…