Saturday, September 17, 2011

Don't Forget! JLG Processing Party AND Booksale this week!

The Jail Library Group is hosting a  
Processing Party from 3-5 pm TOMORROW 
Sunday September 18th.  Stop by the SLIS Library to help out!  Once all the books and magazines are ready to go, everyone's invited to re-convene at the Terrace for happy hour. Helping out and then hanging out-- pretty good way to spend a Sunday, right?

AND THEN, just when you thought it couldn't get any awesomer....
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Sept. 19-21, 8am-8:30pm in the SLIS Library
All books $3 on Monday
$2 on Tuesday
$1on Wednesday
All proceeds will benefit the Jail Library Group and help further their mission of putting books behind bars.  Come find something cool to take home, and help out a good cause!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Is there a librarian who inspired you?

More than likely, you're in library school if you read this blog.  Do you remember the first time you thought about becoming a librarian? 

I remember clearly being about 5, and going to Northland Public Library, which was just up the street from my house.  It was the library where I would get my first job as a page when I was fifteen, but when I was five, I knew I wanted to be just like the Children's Librarian at the time, who smelled like cinnamon and didn't mind if you checked out so many books the shelves looked bare. I've graduated a bit to the teen and adult services track, but I would still kill for a job in my hometown library-- after all, I've wanted to work there since I was five!

Chances are, you know a rockstar librarian-- from your hometown library, to where you work now, and that person deserves to be recognized for their awesomeness.

Nominate a librarian you love for ALA's I Love My Librarian Award-- check out the ALA News Press Release here for more info:

$5,000 sounds like pretty good recognition to me!