Friday, April 9, 2010

Home Library Weeding

There's few things more spontaneous at Warrior Librarian Central than the sound of the scarpering footsteps of rapidly disappearing family members whenever I say "Hey! Let's move the ....". This of course is my own fault, having devoted years of Pavlovian-type training to conditioning these folk to associate the word "move" with many days of carting books between rooms.

This holiday period, the decision has been made that at least some of them have to go. Books, that is, not family members. And of course, the placement of storage/display furniture has to be rationalised. Luckily, with the Day Job Library (DJL) budget being just AUD$1,000 for the year (that's books, stationery, freight, hardware, software, everything), many of the near-pristine tomes will be donated to the DJL. Others will head off to third world country's school libraries, with the DJL weeds. Others will get some exposure via the Library Office.

Luckily for me, there's one family member who didn't abandon me. OK, their contribution was mainly supervisory, apart from the duality of their role - as a furry bookend.

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Fools?

I should be ashamed of myself for the lack of attention I pay to my 'personal' email. The only defense I can offer is that writing and responding to professional email leaves me completely emailed-out. And I'm pretty busy playing games and stuff. But I did get around to checking my optusnet email this afternoon, and found this one written on April 1:

Congratulations. Your blog has been nominated for our Library Blog Awards. In fact, your blog was suggested more than once. We're in the process of assembling information about all those nominated and will be sending a short questionnaire, including the categories of awards and the judges involved. Would you please send me your email address so that I can send you the questionnaire? If your email
is on your blog, I couldn't locate it.

Thanks in advance,
Peter W Tobey

Nice one .... April 1st, is it? LOL. But just in case this isn't "April Fool's", I'm wondering why you would send me an email - which asks me for my email address?

Your in (Library) humor,
Amanda Credaro

I guess I'm going to look pretty silly if it's a genuine award thingy. Luckily, I'm pretty used to it (looking silly) ....