On Saturday, July 28th a group of 13 LISSA members descended on the OCL from all over the state; three members from Charleston SC (including one alumni), a member from Savannah GA, one from Florence SC, and eight more from Columbia (including two more alumni!). We got a tour of the library from LISSA alum and OCL Adult Services Librarian Anna Z., and an overview of what we would be working on that day.
The workload was a big one: weeding fiction and shifting part of the collection off the back wall; shifting the audio book collection; weeding non-fiction and separating out the biography collection that had previously been interfiled; shifting non-fiction to make room for the newly-separated biographies. Oy. But wait....we're LISSA! We're almost-librarians, able to leap overcrowded stacks in a single bound! We weed faster than a speeding bullet! We can maneuver overloaded book carts like Dale Jr.! We....need to get to work, because there is a LOT to do.
|Kelsey, LISSA VP, weeding the fiction collection|
|New LISSA member Sarah Z. and alum Beth W. shifting fiction|
|Lynn McK. and Robert B., LISSA Web Master, attacking the non-fiction collection|
Adult Services Librarian (and LISSA alum) Anna Z. with the piles of weeded materials...you can see them on the floor, on the counter, on the table by the back door, but what you can't see is the pile around the corner. Oy. The Friends of the Library sale next month is going to be HUGE!
|The finished product in non-fiction. So organized! |
If you're not already a member of this great group of librarians, what are you waiting for? Together, we can move mountains...this proves it.
With warmest regards,
Ann E. Merryman
LISSA President, 2012-2013