We're back at it here in the Ponderosa Library working away at our nonfiction genrefication update. Yes, that's still happening! I anticipated this project taking us quite some time, and it has indeed! It doesn't help that I am knee deep in my freshmen health research projects right now, and I'm prepping for the CUE conference presentation next week. Busy time! However, I have an AMAZING library assistant who has been helping me plow through and get the nitty gritty of this project done.
So where are we?
It doesn't help that I have been tied up with classes for the past solid month and have not been able to help my assistant. And this is something we'll be living with for a while so, honestly, we don't trust our aids to do this. We want everything to be precise and clean. Measure twice, cut once, right? Or something like that.
One of the things we are doing as we are stickers that is helping A LOT is that we are pulling up the record for the book before we sticker it just to double check and make sure that #1: we are using the correct sticker for it and #2: the record actually has a copy category and a sublocation! We have run into many books that either did not get tagged or don't have the right tag. We've made some small adjustments and even eliminated an entire category as we've gone through.
It's been very helpful for the entire process. My fear is that when we move everything something will be missed and we'll have no idea how to find it! Hopefully this is won't happen too much and we'll be able to make and educated guess as to where it is!
But look how pretty they look!
I'm absolutely loving how this is coming out. Actually, when we were getting pretty darn tired, we had a student come up to us with a book we already stickered pointing to it and saying, "Where can I get more books with this sticker?" Those kind of comments are keeping us going down this LONG haul.
I am hoping that once we are stickered, the physical move will go fairly quickly and smoothly. We'll see! I may be completely wrong! At least it will be something we can easily have our TA's help us with more.
So far 50 something sections done, 40 something left to go. . . . . . . .
Jennifer Zimny has been a teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School for the past five years and previous to that, she was the drama teacher for 9 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from CSUS, a teaching credential in English, and a teaching credential in Library Media Services from Azusa Pacific University
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