Monday, August 20, 2012

1 - 2 ; 4 - 5 p.m.

What I'm doing between questions: looking over the titles requested in my collection development sections, and then plowing through "Death Dates" list.

  • Fax (which doesn't go through the first 4 times I try)
  • Day pass for internet
  • Where are the MP3 books?
  • [phone] Hot-keys for Undo and Redo ... and, eventually, Save [wow, dude has no clue about things...]
  • Paper and pen? [full sheet not scraps]
  • All of Steve Seagal's movies + pay to print [IMDb to the rescue]
  • [phone message] "Can someone pull some books for me? My name is [unintelligible]
  • Pay to print
  • OMG--every freakin' John Wayne movie and most of the Steven Seagall movies too [gahhhh] [one of our regulars who's a pest but also a little slow]

5:00 in the children's room
  • Head of circ asks me about parts of two "Miss Nelson..." (Allard) books-with-recordings that are missing pieces; can we combine into one 
  • Star Wars books about characters and chips
  • Card number not working on internet (fines are too high)
  • How old to get a card? [she definitely seems older than 4, but her birthday is the same as my son's so that's really exciting: she can come on her birthday and get her card!]
  • Librarian T comes out to ask me ... something [which I have somehow forgotten in the past 10 minutes since she left]
  • High fines girl still can't get online [cuz circ didn't update her internet use stuff, duh]
  • Star Wars kid needs Spiderman books [yuppers]
  • Star Wars mom asks about "E 597..." [over here]
  • I Spy books [can NEVER remember "Marzollo"....]
  • Star Wars mom: "Did you pick up a stack of books....? [no, and she eventually finds where she set them down]
  • I hear a dad say, "Ready to go make brownies?" and I suggest I come over after dinner--the kid looks shocked ["oh, nevermind, I can't have chocolate today"]
  • Admin Asst. comes in to show me the new hub label layout using Word [awesome, but way more complicated than I can handle in a 5 minute lesson]
  • Pencil
  • Bathroom key
  • Star Wars kid needs Lego Ninjago books, but they're all checked out here [I reserve a copy of "Jay" for him]
  • Son of Neptune [it's here, woo hoo]
  • ...and it's raining and sunny outside at the same time: cool!
  • Bathroom key came back at some point
  • Translating/homework help with a kid...not sure what's going on--he's too young for Spanish classes in the district, he's not in dual-language, but he's trying to translate homework his dad(?) is giving him [I don't really get the whole thing, but I help him out as much as I can without telling him the answers]

1 comment:

  1. Brownies made me laugh.

    Lego Ninjago makes my head hurt, esp. since there seem to be a zillion series in a variety of age levels, designed to torture catalogers & juvie librarians.

    Congrats on the new hub labels! Out with the old...


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