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Second Generation Librarian.

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This week I’m in the midst of both being Branch Librarian (taking care of the branch and all of the people therein except for circ staff and librarians) and a huuuuuuge event in Children’s Services that I hadn’t yet prepared for. Also programs started this week so we have a handful of new instructors running […]

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My fourth year of legit librarianship, and I’m kind of a boss. I mean, I was always kind of a boss – my library system only has one librarian per department per branch. After working at BTPL during my internship, I sort of assumed that I’d be taken under the wizened, awesomeĀ tutelage of more experienced […]

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Of course everyone and their mother is talking about e-content nowadays, especially in the wake of the Harper Collins/OverDrive upset. After squawking about e-books enough in my “trends” portion of month-end reports, I was asked by my administration to develop and lead a series of sessions to train staff on the fundamentals of using different […]

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Today was my last day of storytime for the summer. šŸ™ We only ran Family Storytimes this summer – for ages 0-5 years. This is a notoriously strange storytime to do since it’s hard to select materials appropriate for that age range and even more difficult to keep all those involved engaged for a full […]

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Today is technically the first day of Library Day in the Life Round 5. But, since I’ve already been at work for two days, I thought I’d fill the Internet in on my “Monday” and “Tuesday.” Also, this provides a good explanation for my unintelligible blogs and tweets towards Thursday and Friday of this week. […]

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I’m sure we all know about the Old Spice Guy “Man your man could smell like” commercial. After all – it’s one of the best ad campaigns ever, resulting in hundreds of kazillions of internet dollars and serious lulz. (Did I just say that? Yes, I did.) Recently, the campaign (look – I’m referring to […]

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Question: When is information too much information? Answer: When information is in the form of my Twitter feed that I established in the interest of being professionally responsible and then… became kind of involved (read: addicted) on a personal level. At first I tweeted sparingly about library related topics only but then it kind of […]

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Today was the first day of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) – “Hooray!” says I and hundreds of other people who crowded into the Toronto Reference Library. I went to TCAF for the first time last year and was kind overwhelmed by everything to see (and buy!) during the second day of the festival. […]

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I’m belatedly celebrating one whole year as a professional librarian – whoo! <does a jig> My biblio-birthday was officially January 2… So I’m going to take a little time to think about what exactly this last year in accidental (completely on purpose) children’s librarianship has yielded in personal and professional development. Programming: I’m still trying […]

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So Easy Readers (not to be confused with Easy Riders)… they’re thin, often used, usually beat-up books that circulate a lot. Bad for shelf reading, hold pulling, and kind of a pain the bibliographic backside of everyone who has to deal with them on an administrative level, shall we say. So, what are people looking […]

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