Thursday, February 26, 2009


was something I didn't want to hear today. It had metastasized throughout her abdomen. This blog's purpose is really about library issues and such, but today I lost a dear friend. I had a usual supervisors meeting scheduled at 1:30, and I thought I would be able to be professional and keep my personal feelings aside for a few minutes. I was wrong. For 10 years, Milla (1998-2009) has been the truest pet one can have. Even in her last moments, the doctor said she was happy. That's the type of dog she always was---happy. What dog wouldn't be happy to have owners like my family? Right now my eyelids are burning from crying so much. I knew this time would come some day, but I didn't think it would happen today. Also I didn't know how much I would miss her and how much I would cry. I could go on and on about how wonderfully beautiful Milla's spirit was. She loved car rides and leaving her nose juices on the passenger side windows. A fan of string cheese and equal-opportunity cookie eater, this chaser of squirrels never turned down belly rubs and ear scratches. We took her home from the vet and buried her in her favorite part of the yard. My heart misses her.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

YAY for Weeding!!!

So I figured out today that I like weeding (not the garden kind)...the one that takes place in libraries. It's kind of exciting to find mis-shelved books, superseded materials such as U.S.S.R books, penciled art on bookshelves (now that I think about it...I should have taken a picture of it before I had it cleaned.) Anyway, in my library I had a vision of using the tops of all the shelves as display space for books. A few months ago, I shifted the juvenile fiction. This time, I enlisted the help of a few people. AND IT LOOKS our juvenile non-fiction section. I feel like 110% better. My librarian feng shui is so great! I can breathe. Ok so maybe some of you may think I'm a dork about this library stuff, but this task was a huge one. Kids are so visually minded that I believe that this shift will make a huge difference in juvenile non-fiction circulation. Also, this shift was for my collection development benefit. This gave me a chance to really see what books/resources my department has or lacks. No I can sleep easier.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Library Lovers Month

Ahhh...doesn't that have such a nice ring to it? It makes my non-existent bun black-rimmed glasses twitch just a little...and it gives me hope that my tweed skirt will come back into style.Ok so if you know know I don't fit that stereotype, though sometimes I think it would be nice to experiment with my style. I think the boldest I've gone was this Santa suit. It was a post 2008 Christmas sale purchase and I wanted to know if I could fit it. Anyway, enough about style and randomness...February is Library Lovers Month!!! GO TO YOUR LIBRARY....and GIVE THEM SOME LOVE!!! Most of us are really, really nice people. I like to think that I am nice. (In case you don't know it, I'm a children/teen's librarian)