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Another week down

Every fall I get hit hard with the urge to nest and be cozy. The unexpected rain on Wednesday really messed with my motivation to do schoolwork. I have not been keeping up with my time management schedule this week, which means I haven’t had time to write a post. Instead, I wavered between getting distracted by the almighty Internet and scrambling to finish my work, until today when I turned on LeechBlock (I set it to block access to timesuck sites between 9AM and 7PM every day) and got down to business.

Week 2 of my internship has passed and it’s going well so far. I’m learning so much more than I ever thought I would, and getting feedback from my supervisor about my records has been incredibly helpful. Today I learned how to catalog children’s books. My favorite was a book called The Raucous Royals, which explained the screwed-up lives of royals of the past, including how many chops it took to behead Mary Queen of Scots and the oozing, infected leg of the obese Henry VIII. A close second was Michael Phelan’s The Storm in the Barn, a juvenile graphic novel about a young boy living in Kansas in the Dust Bowl who finds something special inside a neighboring barn.

Time for links:

I’ve never read a Nancy Drew book. I’ll have to settle for these instead. [Link is kind of NSFW. And don’t worry, I’ll put “read a Nancy Drew book” on my list of things to do before I turn 30.]

Want to make.

Old People Insulting Young People is one of my new favorite blogs.


Are you opening your books incorrectly?

As a California girl, I absolutely love Clare’s outfit.

Are you a children’s librarian running out of ideas for programming? Solution:

Saturday Metadata

Image of a half-knitted iPod case

How I'm spending my Saturday

As someone who has poor circulation (perpetually cold hands), I’m loving the secret pockets on this.

Newsflash! Steampunk is on the rise.

I know as librarians we are supposed to believe in such noble causes as using technology to educate our local and global communities, but sometimes I feel like this is closer to reality.

I’m adding this to my list of things I wish I had read when I started library school last year (but it wasn’t published then).

Useful if you forget to log out of Facebook from a shared computer.

$0.09 bagels? Get the heck outta town! I’m going to have to try this with the jalapenos and serranos from our garden.

Knitter, fashionista, school librarian, perpetual smiler, and owner of these awesome yellow shoes.

Do one of these things today.