Posts Tagged “libraryland”

April 11, 2013

Staff Picks!

We recently displayed staff picks at my library. My coworker Catherine and I asked the staff to provide us with eight titles (owned by our branch and currently on the shelves) that they wanted to include on the big cube (…)

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June 5, 2012

Round Fourteen—Library’s Daughter

Some of my coworkers at the library heard more about my Year of Reading at Your Mercy than they wanted to—more than anyone else except perhaps David, who has no choice but to hear me since he signed a paper (…)

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April 24, 2012

All Over Tigana

A few Mondays ago, I facilitated the All Over the Page book club at the main library. (The word “facilitate” sounds delightfully evil to me right now.) We discussed Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, the club’s first fantasy pick—really, it’s (…)

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March 27, 2012

Photo Op

Let’s pretend it’s been a hard day at the library. Someone ladled chili con carne through the slot in the book drop. Someone else figured out how to change the screen saver on computer #7 to display “The End is (…)

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February 23, 2012

In which I have a “connection” at the library

It’s not every day that the library assistant gets to turn the question back on her patrons: “Do you have a recommendation?” But that’s just what I did a few weeks ago at work. I asked fifteen unsuspecting library goers (…)

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October 27, 2011

Pop Goes the Book Pick

After my adventure at Little Tokyo a few weeks ago, when I asked strangers for book recommendations, I realized my brain would explode should a stranger pose the same question to me. It happens sometimes at the library (the question, (…)

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July 22, 2011

Oh, how I lust cover you.

Working as a library assistant is great for many reasons, one of which is the sheer volume of books that happen to fall beneath your glance on any given day. This blessing loses much of its, oh shall we say, (…)

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May 14, 2011

Work Done

Thursday, I addressed a letter to Steve Jobs for Our Mister at the library. (I anticipate referring to Our Mister again in this blog, so I feel I should go ahead and establish that I’ll never share his real name (…)

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