Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Tidy desk, tidy mind

I took some time out yesterday to tidy my desk. It's amazing how many rubbish bags of stuff I threw out and also how much work I got done after it was clean! I've managed to be incredibly productive and so much more organised. So I decided to take a picture of my tidy desk to inspire me to keep it neat and tidy from now on. It makes life so much easier when you know where to find things and you're not surrounded by stacks of paper and books.

And this is Nancy Pearl - my librarian action figure - who is going to inspire me to stay on the straight and narrow!

I really do love being a Librarian!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Science Fiction - (these are not the books you are looking for)

I've been on a real mission to get sci fi books for my library as we really don't have any. So I started by buying all the SciFi Masterworks books. They all arrived the other day and we've been busy processing and cataloguing them so we can get them on the shelves as fast as possbile. I bought a new spinner for them to show them off and that arrived yesterday. We had such fun putting it together. It felt like Christmas. My childish glee was thankfully shared by my staff who have been cooing over it ever since it went up. It's funny what makes people happy. I felt happy from my head to my shoes!

Anyway, Unshelved has had some Sci-Fi related comics this week that I want to share as they are HILARIOUS! Enjoy!


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Sometimes it really is a trial

Before I start, I know I should always try and keep a good sense of humour about these sorts of things but after a while it all really starts to grind you down.

We are very busy at the moment in the Library, with exams looming and students panicking it's a very stressful time for us all.

So why, why would someone decide that setting off an air horn in the library was a good thing to do? OK so I know the answer really. They didn't think, they didn't care. They thought it was fun and didn't care that other people were working and actually want to get an education. I tell ya sometimes working in a state school really puts me off EVER letting my children attend one. The lax discipline and cavalier attitude of the people who are supposed to be enforcing the rules is disgraceful. I'm sending my kids to a private school where punishments are harsh and kids are taught to respect their elders. Puritanical I hear you say? Too authoritarian? Nothing wrong with that. I was taught to fear and respect my teachers and it didn't do me any harm. These kids think they are above the rules and they don't care at all that their actions cause harm and distress to others.

ARRRG! Makes me so hopping mad sometimes. I would wish them some sort of physical or mental harm but that's not a very Christian attitude. I shall instead hope that they are caught and learn the folly of their ways.

Hope springs eternal after all ........... and pigs might fly