Monday, July 21, 2008
Library Day in the Life
Day 4 (yes I actually skipped the weekend and did no work!!) That is good for me, usually I check email or igoogle or something. My work day is 8-5 today. 8-10 was busy with courier check-in, that's when we get our stuff back that was turned in at another branch or things from branches that someone wants to pickup here and new stuff. It wasn't too bad this morning, with 5 tubs. But drop box on Mondays is horrendous, especially when we are closed on Sat, during the summer. So I was on desk at 10, might have had a Burmese family come in, but their sponsor couldn't make it, so I didn't see them. It was just as well, it was a very busy hour, with lots of people dropping stuff off, picking something up, needing help at the public computers or a reference question. The reference question was about a topic I've never heard of, and I find that so interesting about library work. Especially when I work in a very diverse part of town, low income area, but diverse. I do find it a tad irritating when the person opts to not even look at the book on the subject and only wants to read the short articles I find. But I know when it comes to a report, you just don't have time to read everything. I checked my igoogle, email and regular mail during the 11 o'clock hour. I found Stephen Abram's sharing on his blog about learning to be pretty true for me. Maybe it's a librarian thing. I have some kidz club posters to check over, so better go for now. The rest of my day is 12 on desk, 1 -lunch, 2-4 off desk, so I'll have some time to pull Storytime together for Tues and Wed. then on desk again at 4 til 5, and then go home! I may stay over a little today, I want to make sure all my fall programs are entered in our e-vents calendar and all the posters and flyers are ordered.