Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hello real world!

I have made a promise to post more and on a regular basis (you've read this before, right ?)

Well I shall!

So I have officially started my full time librarian position (pause for applause.....thank you!)

I am terribly sad to leave my other position though. I had hoped to be able to work both, but ultimately it did not work out. The FT gig ends at a certain time and that would have me working the other job 2.5 hours a night. They really did try to get me to stay. I even considered working all weekends, but alas I couldn't.

I am very excited to be back at my old library though. Same friendly faces. I feel like the kid with the answers to the test already since I know the general layout and interworkings in the place.

Circulation is quite different from children's and reference. So what exactly am I in charge of? Well I am in charge of billing and damaged in materials. Basically I bill people for damaged materials and contact them for missing. Lovely, right?

I have a basket that sits on my desk (OOOOH, I HAVE A DESK!) and what these items are returned someone puts them into my basket (THAT SITS ON MY DESK) with a note stating the problem.

I promise to post more often, but before I go tonight I will leave you with a blunder on my account.

I had entered a message in about a patron not returning a disc on a patron's record. Later on, after then returned the disc and I went to update their record. I thought I was suppose to change the "M" for message to "N" for note. This way when someone accesses their record the message won't automatically pop up. The note would just remain on the record in case anyone needed to see their history. I was super proud of myself for remembering this until I was randomly checking in a dvd that this patron had a hold on. Up pops, "Do you want to accept the hold for <insert patron's name>" Well instead of "Billy, Jim Bob", up popped "Patron has not returned disc, Jim". FYI, "N" does not mean "Note" means "Name" #yeahimdumb


Allison Ladd said...

You have a desk?! That's awesome! Sounds like a pretty interesting job & I know that you'll have the full hang of it in no time.
Congratulations again!

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