Sadly, my blog posts may shorten as the weeks go on. As you’ve read, I’ve been up to a whole lot over these past 9 weeks and I’ve used up almost all of my hours. I have about 20 left to complete this internship. Therefore, starting this week I shortened my in-building hours to one day a week.
On Tuesday, I was in the building and did two major things:
- Chatted with a co-worker about shaker songs and rhymes.
- Now this may seem random but this is within the context of a Tiny to Two story time. As one of my final programs of my internship, I’ll be leading a Tiny to Two focused on moving and shaking. Moving and shaking are two of my favorite things to do! It’s always been a passion of mine to involve more dance and movement into early literacy library programming. My co-worker and I traded the best rhymes to use egg shaker with and I found some great options — look out for more on the story time later on. Shout out to Jbrary for the best rhymes!
- Assisted the Librarian Selector for children’s materials on a collection development project.
- Some weeding had been done very quickly and therefore needed to be double checked before being permanently weeded from the collection. This was a new and exciting process for me. I learned a lot about what is popular, an appropriate amount of copies for circulation, and how to operate within Polaris (which I’ve never used since IU Libraries uses WorkFlows). We saved a few titles that were solo copies and weeded loads of extra copies primarily within series that are no longer that popular. Who knew seeing the number of lifetime circulations on different books would be so emotional — to see how many people have held a copy is exciting =)
Big shout out to my mom and brother who helped me assembly egg shaker take & make kits this weekend too! We had a real assembly line going (sadly wasn’t photographed).