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Sign Up For Library Day in the Life Round 8! #libday8

   Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 in Library | Comments Off on Sign Up For Library Day in the Life Round 8! #libday8

The next Library Day in the Life is coming up – it runs the week of January 30th through February 5th. If you haven’t participated, think about trying it this time – it’s interesting, and a lot of fun. I’ve done the last few, and plan on live-blogging one of my days for #libday8 also. […]


Library Day in the Life, Round 7

   Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011 in Library | 5 Comments »

Today starts Round 7 of the Library Day in the Life project, chronicalling what librarians do on a daily basis. I’m going to try to live-blog my day like before, and other people are contributing to #libday7. Thanks as always to Bobbi Newman for providing the push and the forum for this. 11:00 AM Get […]


Library Day In The Life – 7/26/10

   Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010 in Library | 4 Comments »

I’m participating in today’s Library Day In The Life – it could be a good (interesting) day, but it also means I’ve been here for an hour and a half already and this is the first chance I’ve gotten to post anything – busy day. 11:00 am Arrive at work, go right to Reference Desk. […]


Library Day in the Life Project 2009

   Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2009 in Library, Resources | 7 Comments »

Today, July 27th, 2009, I’m participating in “Library Day in the Life Project” (more here) I’ll be live-blogging what I do during my 9-5pm shift at the reference desk. And today might be more interesting, since my coworker called in sick. 9:00 am: – Get to Library sort mail, make “to-do” pile for the day […]


Reference Question of the Week ¦ 10/20/13

   Posted on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reference Question of the Week ¦ 10/20/13

Instead of a single reference question this week, I wanted to detail a series of unusual things that all happened on Friday – none of which had ever happened before. A patron walked up with with a stack of about five books, and asked if she could leave them on the desk for a minute. […]


Positive Marketing

   Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 in Library, Marketing | 2 Comments »

I feel bad following up yesterday’s fun Library Day in the Life project with a sort-of negative post, but I found the image below on another library’s website and it bothered me: The information is important, but the headline and image are very off-putting – and this message is prominently displayed on the library’s homepage, […]