6:30am - Penelope is awake and ready for the day! I nurse her while watching an old episode of The Mindy Project.
6:50am - Matt picked up coffee on his way back from the gym and brought me a salted caramel mocha! I know it's all about pumpkin spice in the fall, but I'm a SCM girl through and through. So already the day is off to a great start. Can you tell my love language is gifts?
8:30am- I leave for work with my coffee, work tote, and pumping supplies in tow! On the way, I listen to my favorite podcast of the moment, Criminal.
8:52am - I have arrived! The Library opens at 9:30am so we have until then to prepare the department for patrons. I log in to the ref desk computers, turn on the copier, and tidy up in the Teen Area.
9:10am - First pumping session of the day. I use a Spectra S2 hospital-grade pump (which I love and would highly recommend) and pump for about 20 minutes. Then it's off to the ref desk to do some Librarian-ing!
9:30-11:30am - On Desk! I bring some book review journals to study in between helping patrons.
11:45 - Look who came to visit! Matt is on paternity leave right now and most days he'll bring the baby so I can nurse during my lunch break. It's nice to be able to see her in the middle of the day and it's made the transition back to work a little easier.
12pm - Lunchtime for P! Do you like my red-orange top from LOFT? I stole it from my sister. Sorry, sister.
12:30pm - Lunchtime for me! I was so hungry I ate all of my adobo and rice before I could get a picture. And before you ask, yes, I did enjoy that Snickers bar, and yes, I did feel ill 15 minutes after finishing it.
1pm - Looks like everyone else got the memo about wearing red-orange today!
1:40pm - The book situation around here is a little dicey and it's time to do something about it. I have this pile of donations to sort through:
And I have to sort through these damaged books...
...to decide which ones can be mended....
This one isn't actually damaged at all -- there was a glitch in cataloging and the system thinks it's a book about Islam. So yeah. Gonna get that fixed.
...and which are damaged beyond repair.
This book is what I internally refer to as a "goner."
Some damaged-beyond-repair books will be replaced; some won't, especially if we have lots of duplicate copies (e.g. summer reading books or once-popular books that aren't as popular anymore).
2:05 - My coworker KR is updating the Library's social story. We've had a few personnel changes since it was first created. Aren't we a friendly looking bunch?
2:24pm - Behold the newest additions to the Library's Teen collection!
2:50pm - Here's a sneak peek at the Hunger Games trivia questions I'm writing/compiling for this year's Mockingjay Part II Release party. This'll be the sixth (!!) Hunger Games themed event I've planned at the Library. Hey, the kids keep coming!
3:10pm - Second pumping session. This time I go for about 25 minutes. If anyone would like to hear more about my experience pumping at work and my preferred pumping gear, let me know in the comments.
3:35- I'm called into a January programming meeting so we can synchronize our calendars. I feel like a good planner is a librarian's holy grail. Everyone's looking for the perfect one. I couldn't find something pre-made that worked for me so I ended up DIY-ing a custom planner using an Avery Discbound binder (mine is no longer available but here's something similar), printable monthly planner sheets (via iheart organizing) and Girl of allWork peel-and-stick monthly tabs.
4:00- Back on the desk! Checking out books and looking up some fresh ideas for my Hunger Games party. Before I know it, the last hour is over.
5:05- Another red-orange garment spotted in the parking lot! You like that jack-o-lantern? I ain't some kind of privacy-violating punk that posts pics of people's faces on the interwebs without permission!
5:13- Finally heading home!
Things haven't changed much since my last Day in the Life post -- still handling books, still planning programs, and still commenting on my department's killer fashion sense. The only thing that's really changed is that now I do it all on less sleep! Thanks for tagging along with me at work today. Hope you enjoyed it!