Librarian Life: Book Processing

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday!

I’ll be honest, I had no intentions of writing a post today, but something so incredible happened, and I couldn’t resist.

Today, I fully processed my first book into my school’s library. And then I fully processed 20 more!!!

I know this doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it was thrilling, exciting, and makes me tear up thinking about it. If you’re an elementary school librarian/media specialist, you know you wear many hats. If you’ve ever worked in a public library, you know that there are many varying departments, all doing their best to make the patrons happy and get books into their hands.

As an elementary school librarian I do it all:
-check in books
-check out books
-shelve books
-repair books
-handle fines on accounts
-pull specific books for teacher lessons
-empty the book drops
-search for lost books
-put books on hold
-help students find books using our school catalog
-clean up the library
-make library accounts
-make library cards
-set up the library for after school events
-order new books
-sort through donated books

I’m pretty sure I’m missing something, but you get the point. I do a lot in a day. And today, I sat down and fully processed 20 new books for the first time ever! I learned how to print spine labels, I got to stamp each book, I entered them into the catalog, and last but not least, I checked each and every book in for the very first time.

My little librarian heart could sing. Today was a good day. And I’m glad I got to share it with you.

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