Whatever it takes, right? 😏 Today is the 3rd 12hr day of "Oh crap, state reports are due Friday!" I've barely made a dent in the physical inventory, I have at least 50 new books that need to be catalogued, barcoded, leveled, & processed, and those people (past & present) who've created the multitude of cataloging sins in our online catalog deserve a life sentence. All you #librarians out there feel my pain... Can't get the inventory done for cleaning up the 300+ #callnumber prefixes we have... #notevenkidding #noonneedsthatmanycallnumberprefixes 😳 I've known the catalog was a #ginormo #mess but cleaning up years of indiscretions isn't exactly feasible while teaching 28 classes a week all year long. I have this week #classfree (because my principal is awesome) & still I can't get a thing done for taking care of teacher & student needs. I have until Friday ( #Thursday, actually, bc I'm off #friday ), and then finished or not, the #collectionanalysis has to be submitted & state surveys completed based on those results. I can both painfully & proudly tell you that at last check, I had moved the 21yo collection I inherited, which is double the state standard for age, to 17 years old - #babysteps accomplished on one #bookfair & a #VERY meek #library #budget. If it ends up at 17yrs, I'm ok with that but I know with some reorganizing of the catalog - correcting prefixes so that the reporting is more accurate, cleaning up mis-catalogued resources, etc., I can make it even better...
What can o say? I've always liked a #challenge ... and this is definitely a challenge. 🤓🤔🤗
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