Library Day in the Life – Friday

Ah, Friday. blessed Friday. I am writing this post with a margarita to the left of me and a purring cat on the right (under my arm. typing is a challenge). What was most unusual about today is how much time I was able to focus on just one thing: collection development for the new branch opening day collection. This was a continuation of the selecting that I started last night, and let me tell you: this is FUN. Subjects I was looking for books on today:

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Quilting
  • Beading (need some more here still)
  • Sewing
  • Some general craft-y ones
  • Drawing
  • A big chunk of the Peterson Field Guides

(yes, one of these things is not like the other)

Like I said, FUN. just browsing through lists on TitleSource and Amazon of popular stuff, getting recommendations from crafty people I know (thank you all!), checking our catalog.

Besides that, I did the familiar: email/Friendfeed/Twitter, worked a bit on patron request sleuthing in ILLiad (thanks again to my friends for helping me with a comics question there). I also stopped and chatted with our division director and arranged to meet with her early next week to take over the selection of the 700’s. That’s the arts and recreation section – all those craft books like what I was buying up above, plus art, sports, games, and, of course, lots of other stuff.  whee!  Read a couple issues of Entertainment Weekly (IT’S FOR MY JOB. I NEED TO STAY UP ON POP CULTURE.). Got a batch of new books for the Staff Library, so I need to get the blog updated (I do new posts for all the new books, since the Staff Library materials are not yet in our catalog. don’t ask.). But that’s something for next week.

Monday, I will start all over again. Hope you found it interesting. or at least, not *too* boring. 🙂

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