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 great group people that love to give advice!  Shannon said … Continue reading What advice do you have for an aspiring librarian?

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 services and it occurred to me that the Library could … Continue reading Using a wiki for Reader’s Advisory

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 again. I’ve read some really great posts and I’m not … Continue reading Day in the life of a librarian – Summary

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 her if she can’t find anyone else I’ll do.  I … Continue reading Friday & Saturday – days in the life of a librarian

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 playing around, on the net, checking blogs etc.  I don’t … Continue reading Thursday part 2 – a day in the life of a libarian

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 bosses office to talk about the Computer Classes are going … Continue reading Thursday Part 1- A Day in the Life of a Librarian