Monthly Archives: July 2008

Electing a US President in Plain English

It’s no secret that I love the In Plain English videos, so I’m sharing the newest one, even though this is a bit off topic.  Rg]

What advice do you have for an aspiring librarian?

Last week as I was writing for the Day in the Life Project I got an email from Shannon asking for professional advice, since I’m not a School Librarian, I feel ill equipped to give it.  Instead I suggested that I post the questions on my blog for other librarians to answer.  I know we’re a really […]

Using a wiki for Reader’s Advisory

One of the first things we started when I came to MRRL was create online Reader’s Advisory lists for patrons.  We’ve used a couple of different services for this in the last 3 years, but they cost money and were controlled by outside vendors.  Earlier this year I was looking for funding to be able to add some new […]

Day in the life of a librarian – Summary

As of writing this (10:30 am central time 7/19/08 ) there are over 30 people signed up on the wiki (thank you again Lori for having the smarts to make one!) I hope this can be an ongoing project with new people continuing to sign up and maybe people who participated now can do it […]

Friday & Saturday – days in the life of a librarian

Friday Technically I’m off because I work this coming weekend.  I cleaned the apartment, cooked, went to the gym.  I also check  all email accounts and see a request from one of the other Librarians, she needs someone to cover the Reference Desk for her Monday, I was planning on taking Monday off, but I tell […]

Thursday part 2 – a day in the life of a libarian

Thursday 7/17/08 7:30 coffee in hand I hit the computer to see what happened while I slept.  I check my email accounts, Twitter, & FriendFeed.  One of my Twitter friends lets me know the Day in the Life project made it into American Libraries Direct. Sweet! But I feel a bit nervous. 8:30 Now I’m just […]

Thursday Part 1- A Day in the Life of a Librarian

Thursday– Another late day.  In the morning I check all my email accounts from home, nothing major happening so I head to the gym.  I’m in the office at 12:30, first things first check my voicemail Message about needing stats on Computer classes for board meeting I find them and hand deliver.  I pop in my […]


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