Honestly, dealing with the call numbers is so much easier than dealing with subject headings! As we know, some have become controversial. Others, well, let's face it: these mostly date back to the days of the card catalog and use language that doesn't reflect how students think about things. We've been working on this project… Continue reading Keeping busy, part III
In my last post, I talked about how we looked at the shelves as part of our goal to make the entire collection easier for students to access (particularly with the limited time they have for research, including all those afterschool activities!). One of the things we've been talking about, to the point of possibly… Continue reading Keeping busy, part II
When I look for an assistant, one of the things I am careful to warn them is that there is a lot of "soul sucking" work in the job. I'm also quick to say that there are many tasks that don't fall into that category, but let's face it: every job has that aspect. I'm… Continue reading Keeping busy, part I
As my faithful readers know, in 2007 the Hackley School’s Kaskel Library burned down. In a mere 10 hours this:. became this and then this Sigh. Milton’s William Coburn Cox Library is a little less Gothic, a lot more Brutalist, and 65 years younger, but still (apparently) fragile. You see, it was built in the… Continue reading Am I missing a message?
It's National Library Week again, and because it's so close to the end of Spring Break I never feel like we're prepared to celebrate properly. Last year we did quizzes, this year we're use Kahoots to engage our students and faculty. They seem to like it - we'll see how tomorrow's live lunchtime Kahoots go.… Continue reading National Library Week