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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, awesome 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 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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This Mother’s Day, I wanted to thank my mom, Lynne, for encouraging me to enter this profession in the most public way possible. She’s a totally amazing librarian herself and has been in public and private libraries for probably more years than she’d care for me to share on the internet.  She originally went into […]

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Today I woke up and looked at ye olde Twitter feed and what should happen to appear? The announcement that Round 4 of Library Day in the Life is starting! Ahem: “Yippee-skippee!” as they say. So, fellow librarians and students of information science: tag yer blogs w/ librarydayinthelife or use the hash tag #libday4 on […]

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This day was brought to you by the letter <scream>. 9:00 a.m.: Mercifully short atrium meeting followed by the realization that there the only two people scheduled this morning, (as far as info staff goes), are Catherine and myself. 9:30 a.m.: Library opens   x . x <- the emoticon for f#@$ed. 10:06 a.m.: A group […]

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Someone made a video of (part of) my Baby Goose story time, and now I’m famous! Let the internet dollars start rolling in! Well, you can’t really see me through the sea of infants, but I’m there, holding my stuffed baby-placebo monkey and singing. The songs are “Here We Go Up, Up, Up!” (good activity […]

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For our “story time on demand” story times (the MPL “there’s a lot of kids here -better offer story time” initiative) I’m finding this book (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury) to be an absolute hit! I’m about to take it into Ontario Early Years circle time with […]

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