Friday, July 25, 2008


The most intriguing, interesting, brilliant frustrating, infuriating species.

I had a library full of teens today. On computers, working as interns... Ahhh. What makes my life interesting.

Also, our friends booksale started today (for members only tonight and for all tomorrow). I went over just before they opened only to chat and lend support, but then I had to look around... I don't need any more books!!! I need to give the friends a bunch of books I already have so they can sell them!

Ah well, how can I be expected to resist an old leather bound copy of Oscar Wilde or a set of "International collection of music" (it's all music!! From all over!!)

AND... My new computer arrived today!! I'm typing on it now. It's huge! 24" screen is massive. this is awesome, but its going to take a little getting used to.

I found the greatest idea that several other libraries have done - I'd love to try it "Gocks" - their "goth" sock puppets!! I'm not sure how it'd fly in my (very) small library. At any rate it seems like a lot of fun! I don't have the link on me at the moment but I recorded it at work. Cool!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Reviving this blog

Woo Hoo!

So even though I have my other blog on LJ - that one isn't my real name and mostly focuses on my fannish pursuits. Whenever I write something librarianly on that one the rest of the people I interact with there are confused - so here I am with my Librarianly blog!

Check out this picture of the Anaheim convention centre from when I was there for ALA a few weeks ago. It was a good conference - I think maybe the best since I've been going (I've been to annual in Atlanta, Orlando, Chicago, New Orleans and now Anaheim - I think there might be one other annual in there, but I can't remember and I'm too lazy to look up right now). The best midwinter by far was in San Antonio - mostly because of the local people who were the friendliest people I've ever encountered in a conference city.

I read an "ok" book on the plane: "Club Dead"

Ok, so more soon - Librarianly pursuits!