January 12th, 2006
|08:27 pm - Library Science for Fun and Profit|
I work in a library and am, as one might assume, a book fan. So are quite a few of the people I work with, most especially the librarians. The librarians have the wonderful job of choosing and buying all the new books we get... but they also have the less enjoyable (to most at least) job of getting rid of the items that are no longer of interest to anyone, or no longer in the condition to circulate. Often these 'withdrawn' books are sold in book sales, but also quite often they are simply thrown out. Here is where we reach a problem...
I have been told that, in Library School, one thing they ask the class to do is tear a page out of a book. For some, this is, of course, no big deal; but there are those who CAN'T do it. For some, this is the core of why they became librarians in the first place. Thus, for many, the idea of 'weeding' through the collection is a horrific idea. They can often be quite serious about this, to the point where once librarian from another branch threw some withdrawn books away into our garbage, fearing that otherwise another person they work with would pull them back out.
My currant boss is fairly against weeding, as far as it goes, but another Librarian there is all for it, and so I know who to ask if I want us to keep something, and who to ask if I think it should be trashed
(Of course, leaning toward the crazy bibliophile side myself, I rescue and take home one out of every ten or so things we would throw out anyway). The only problem comes when they argue about it all, and that leaves yours truly to try to play diplomat and mediator. And to think, I took a job shelving books because I'm an antisocial recluse! ;)
Current Mood: nerdy
January 4th, 2006
A pretty nice day, I even got an icon done for a contest coming up soon. No complaints. I need sleep now though.
December 11th, 2005
I have only recently gotten my internet back up and running after a long stint without it, and it has then taken some time to get back up to updating this. Still, even after a long abcence such as that, I find I do not have much to say, and as it's already getting late, we shall just say for now that I meanm to begin writing in this livejournal again, and leave it at that.
September 26th, 2005
So, over the wonderful weekend that I had completely free I got quite sick. Still, though, a good time was had by all, and it is nice that I did not have to go to work or school while sick, and Natalie took excellent care of me. So, really things worked pretty good in most every respect. I went to see "Corpse Bride," and while not amazing, it was quite a bit better than I expected, and the fact that Danny Elfman got pretty much free run of the "Remains of the Day" song made for at least one outstanding scene. So, I'm gonna go to slep now, and see if I can knock out the last of the sickness. Yep.
Current Mood: cheerful
September 24th, 2005
Well, it looks as if I'll finally be getting a full weekend without anything I need to do. I'll get a chance to just hang out with Natalie, spend some time relaxing, and perhaps a little bit of studying for my philosophy class on monday. Perhaps I'll get a bit of time to play some kind of video game, which I've had little time for as of late.
Current Mood: happy
September 23rd, 2005
I am already getting tired, and in the interest of getting to sleep, I will refrain from going into to much here at the moment. Did pretty well on my first astronomy quiz, and had some helpful and illuminating discussions with Natalie. I have quite a bit to work on, and mull over in my mind...
Current Mood: tired
September 22nd, 2005
Believe it or not, I've already gooten to do all the things I'd hoped to do last night, so, rather than push myself, I'm going to go out on a limb here and get some sleep. Yes, I know, that's not at all like me, but damnit, I want to not feel like crap in the morning for a change. So, I go!
Current Mood: Going To Sleep!
September 18th, 2005
Being in an iconing mood lately, and for some reason thinking my completely full schedule could serve to be fuller, I'm thinking I'm going to begin a 100 icon anime challange. I have yet to have chosen a suitable subject, though I have a few ideas bouncing around in my twisted little brain. It should ideally be a character who is used enough to have many different images, buit also is not so popular as to have been done to death, and be dark enough to suit my style well. General series can be done as well, which might be the best choice here. I've also got to read some of my philosophy book for tommorrow, so I'd better get started if I'm gonna get to sleep at a decent hour.
September 17th, 2005
I did not really get anything resembling sleep last night, and so, I hope to make up for that a bit with my early turning in tonight. I think, in fact, that I wll be going to bed in just a few minutes. I started to fall asleeep while drawing, which is usually a bad sign. I'm back to the edward gorey style now, after playing with some realistic and some anime styles, neither of which much appeal to me. Perhaps tomorrow night I will be a bit more rested, and make a little more sense, or at least have something a little more noteworhty.
Current Mood: 2/3 of the way asleep
September 16th, 2005
I had astronomy class tonight, and the teacher turned on the projector, which is extreamly cool. LAVC just recently got this new, state of the art system, and it's really quite cool to see it going. Also, we first realized that the chalk on the blackboard is designed to be blacklight reactive, which is kind of cool to see. I got out of work today, and was able to spend a good part of my time with Nat, which suits me just fine. She's a bit nervous because she has a Calculus quiz tommorrow... or, today, I suppose now. Gonna try to get some drawing done, as I've been practicing my human figure implementation.
Current Mood: artistic