Library day in the life 8 – Finally Friday!

yes! finally Friday, I don’t work weekends and after a loooooong week I’ll be glad of the rest.

Very cold today, not helped by students leaving the LRC entrance doors open despite notices.  Flurry of excitement this morning as our Internet Safety Awareness events kicked off with a visit by our Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths.  She enjoyed sitting in with the first session and stopped by to chat to the students taking part in Challenge Africa.  They are fundraising for an educational trip to South Africa.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for them.

The day pretty much consisted of normal duties with issues and returns etc.  Talked to a couple of students about the Express Yourself Exhibition.  Showed students how to use the photocopier.

In the afternoon, set our work experience student the task of sorting out our overdues and tidying up borrower records.  After a tutorial using our Library Management system and then observing, I was confident she knew what she was doing and happy to come and ask when something other than what she was told cropped up.

Dealt with a number of ILL requests through our Linc y Gogledd scheme.  One a request for us to supply a book and the other 6 requests for us to get books from our partner organisations.  One of the these we can supply from our own catalogue but as an e-book from ebrary.  As the student will be accessing the e-book from home they will need an Athens username and password, so I set one up for them and emailed them details and instructions.

The last hour was spent putting finishing touches to notices being sent out, letters, making sure all laptops, netbooks and ipads were returned and on charge ready for the following week.

So that was Library day in the life Round 8.  Hope you enjoyed it.

image by richhawke57 and seen on flickr group National Libraries Day

Oh, and don’t forget tomorrow February 4th is National Libraries Day.  Get out there and visit your local library.  It’s not just books you know.  You’ll be amazed at what goes on in libraries these days.  Go and ask a Librarian.  They know everything about anything.  Have fun 🙂


One thought on “Library day in the life 8 – Finally Friday!

  1. Have enjoyed reading your blogs and tweets about work. Brought back memories for me. I was a library assistant from leaving school to starting a family (35-40 years ago). Much has changed since then of course–no computers then!

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