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Tenth Day

Today is my last day at the library and I am very sad to finish, I have had a wonderful time, I have learned a lot and met some lovely people who’s dedication I admire. They are living my dream! Since the team make a point of having morning tea together to discuss work and non work related issues, I decided to bake a banana bread to share with everyone. I think everyone enjoyed it.

I finalised all my projects and sat down with my mentor discuss how I went. She evaluated my performance and supplied me with a copy for my records. I received positive comments and together with my experience overall, this venture has convinced me that I would absolutely love to work in a library and that I would be good at my job.

My mentor mentioned that although my enthusiasm is a good thing, I should balance it with practicality which I’m sure will come with time and experience. She warned me that my aversion to weeding should be dealt with because it is an important aspect of being a librarian. She also gave me sage advice about confidence building, as I mentioned that it’s one of my concerns when it comes to dealing with patrons.

I consider myself very lucky that I got a wonderful placement with a team that supported me. They took the time to give me advice and little pearls of wisdom I’ll not soon forget. Many thanks to the team!

My last project of the day was to put up a display to attract readers and it was decided to be on Dr Who, in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary later this year. So I made two posters, one of the T.A.R.D.I.S. and a title poster. I also set up the display. Here are some images:

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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in WEB101

 

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Ninth Day

This morning I am to shadow one of the casuals and will be doing front desk duty. Since the library opens a little later today due to closing later for late night shopping, I was able to have a really good look at the computer program this library uses. Once again I helped with turning computers, printers and scanners on, I also helped with the shelf reading and hold list.

I was asked for input on a new Author Feature and we discussed the merits of some of my favourite authors such as Janet Evanovich, Charlene Harris, Dean Koontz – but settled on James Patterson. I think Nora Roberts will be featured next time.

I helped with the junior section next, putting together the next month’s program. I decided to book myself and my baby in for baby story time which will be great as it means we’ll have some quality time just the two of us when the older kids are at day care.

Here are some images of the author feature. I made the poster myself and helped arrange the books, and DVDs.

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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in WEB101

 

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Library Books

Library Books

I just stumbled on these old library books and just had to share. They look amazing. I love the look of old books, the way they smell and the way they feel.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in WEB101

 

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