This picture is from a tour of the Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch at the ALSC Conference I attended last year (yep, I got paid to meet authors and tour libaries and learn about cool library stuff!)10:30AM-Arrive at work, straighten up New Books and check that XBOX is on before heading out to the Reference Desk.
10:30AM-1:00PM-Work on adult reference desk. Typical questions asked:
Can you help me find a book about (fill in the blank)?
I want to place a hold on several DVDs?
Can you look up a phone number for me?
I'm doing a research project and I need to find three book sources, and I need them all by tomorrow!
1:00PM-Go on lunch break!
1:30PM-Return from lunch and open Teen Office, Answer various teen questions:
Can you help me find a new book to read?
My son/daughter is new to reading books in this section-can you recommend something they might like?
Can you please hook up Guitar Hero?
Do you have any glue/scissors/tape/markers I can borrow for my project?
Can you help me find a book to use on my school project?
I also spend a lot of my afternoon roaming the YA department and letting adults know it's the teen space!
1:30PM-2:30PM-Look at week ahead and get plans started for any upcoming programs. (I have at least one program a week). Make printouts, list of supplies and activities for program.
2:30PM-3:30PM-Process and check-in New Books, re-shelve former new books into regular collection (new books stay on the new shelf for six months, so it's an ever changing collection) Update Teen Facebook page to include new titles.
3:30PM-4:30PM-Check Amazon, TeensReadToo.com and various YA blogs for upcoming releases, read reviews and check on our library's ordering status. If there's several we haven't ordered, I'll make a suggestion to order them. Update teen booklists with new and upcoming titles. (This is a valuable part of Reader's Advisory, which is my favorite part of being a librarian!)
4:30PM-5:30PM-Check and respond to various e-mails and read up on YALSA and PUBYAC e-mails, make note of program suggestions and book lists I want to use. Check mailbox for any mail or new magazines. If new magazines, change out new issues with old and take back issues to Periodicals for filing
5:30PM-6:00PM-Move TV into StoryHour Room for Anime Club Meeting. Put out paper, pencils, and any craft or snack we have that month.
6:00PM-7:00-Teens arrive for Anime Club. Talk about what we've been reading/watching. Watch this months anime (usually two episodes)
7:00-Clean Up and Head Home