This week in libraryland is my weekly post about life as a YA Librarian. I have been a YA “librarian” for three years and for two of those years I have been working with Elise. Being a YA librarian means you are a reader, a programmer, a techie, a listener, a venter, a friend, and so much more. Everyday is never the same.
Monday: Bring on the Funkos
I bought two new Funkos! I like to buy one every pay period but I splurged this time and bought two. I also received my Gathering of Shadows pre-order. (Click the title for my review).
A couple of months ago, a teen came into the office and told us that a book Elise recommended had turned her into a reader. She was currently working her way through Kasie West books and I told her that she should Tweet Kasie to express her love of her books. Of course she didn’t so I did it for her and Kasie sent the teen some signed postcards in the mail. The arrived Monday and I gave them to the teen who promptly went home to fangirl to her mother. This doesn’t happen too often, but when it does it’s a great feeling.
As I’ve said in previous posts, I am not doing ARC reviews this year because I am on the Best Fiction For Young Adults Committee and we read nominated YA books and pick the top ten titles at ALA. Because I’m to remain unbiased, I cannot do reviews. One of the perks of being on the committee is the books. Sorry, can’t show the titles. If you’ve read a book in 2016 that you think should be nominated as the best of the year, click here to fill out the nomination form.
As you can imagine, books are constantly coming into the library to be shelved for the public. Today was a particularly busy book mail day. Here is the tower of boxes from Baker and Taylor.
Wednesday: Pranks and Presentations
Tuesday was Elise’s birthday and we walked into the office to see all of her stuff mysteriously missing and in its place were a bunch of Nick Cage pictures. So the prank war continues.
Elise and I will presenting at ALA in Orlando with two librarians from Vernon Area in Lincolnshire, IL. Our presentation is called The Art of the Con and we’ll be presenting on Saturday, June 25th at 8:30-10:00 am. If you are a library worker and you’re interested in hosting a comic con, maker con, or author con at your library, join us.
Thursday: Eyebrows on Fleek
This is my Thursday-Good Grief!
Today we went to our district high school to check out mangas to the students. While we were waiting for the students, we noticed a bald mannequin with stunning eyebrows and we had to take pictures of those fabulous brows. Incidentally, her name is Beatrix.
It was a bit of a long week and we used Elise’s birthday to go out for pizza and Long Islands.
Friday: Renaissance Art Walk
The same high school we visited the previous day holds their annual art walk at our library. This is an world history class assignment where the students make original art based on a classical piece of art in history. It’s set up like a gallery and parents come to see their students’ work. The pieces are also judged. It’s always amazing to see the talent of teens.
This was supposed to be my short work week but that’s the life in libraryland, you never know what the day holds.
Getting ready to watch the last episode of Downton so see ya next week.