Happy New Year!
Time for the year end wrap up and reflection on our continued journey through the library.
- Once again, I had really wonderful student workers who worked really hard on our ongoing catalog digitization. We finally had reliable internet and access to the server, and we made a big dent in our catalog. At this point, we’re almost done with our first room! Given that we are also actively cataloging check ins and check outs and we’re all part time, that’s pretty good!
- We also set up a system for selling our discards because yes, we have discards. I’m considering a post or two next year about my thoughts behind deselections and discards, just to give a sense of the various criteria that go into the process.
- There were no major projects this year, and that’s to be expected. We’re in the midst of catalog digitization, after all. That is going to take time and priority at this point.
- We’ve continued to receive generous donations to our collection, and have been getting those cataloged and onto the shelves for folks to use.
Next year promises to have more of the same, with the hope that we will complete the catalog conversion for the entire ground floor of books.
Finally, in case you missed it, check out the Fall issue of Communitas. I have a write up on Tolkien that I think you’ll all enjoy