Review of the First Week, from afar

After doing a lot of behind the scenes ground work with Karla Webb and setting up the policies and permissions in LibraryWorld, Maggie and I joined Amanda in High Point on Jan. 16th to start cataloging the Furniture Library books so they will be discoverable on The Furniture Library web page.  There is not a link yet but stay tuned as we get to critical mass we’ll give the information to the web master for the Furniture Library and connect the web page to the online catalog hosted by LibraryWorld.  This is always an exciting moment for any new library, to see their materirals searchable and then to locate them by call number.

After my first day in High Point at the Furniture Library I have not had a chance to go back, but Maggie and I frequently e-mail back and forth.  It is being a resource person from afar.  Maggie e-mails me a question or problem, I offer suggestions and then Maggie checks with Karla as to her preferences.  When Maggie is working in the Cataloging Dept. as a student assistant we often discuss particular problems or I teach her another layer of working with LibraryWorld.

We are anxiously awaiting for the spine labels that Karla ordered to arrive so the books already cataloged can be neatly shelved on the bookcases.  As Maggie mentioned, about 300 titles have been cataloged.  There are 30 spine labels to a sheet so there will be 10 sheets of spine labels and overlays to apply.  Once we catch up with the labeling it will be easier to catalog and attach labels as a batch of 30 books are done.

Maggie is doing a great job in her job as project manager.  I look forward to my next visit to the Furniture Library to see all that has been done.


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