On May 1st we officially began the second phase of the project, which involves cataloging all of the books on the second floor of the furniture library. So far everything has moved along very smoothly, with over 300 books cataloged in the first week. We decided to start with the Interior Design room, which is the room upstairs on the left if you are facing the stairs. We are calling the room UP-1 in the catalog for location purposes, and will move clockwise around the upstairs to UP-2 (woodworking) and UP-3 (serials).
So far most of the books in the UP-1 have Library of Congress records available in LibraryWorld, so things have been moving much more quickly than during phase one. We are very excited to have Amanda as a volunteer, now that she has finished her internship, as she is a huge help and a great cataloger. We have a few more new volunteers starting later this week, and hope to have Katie back as well.
Today Karla and I made the decision to have a small foreign language section upstairs as needed. UP-1 already has a few foreign language books, but we don’t expect many more, and we decided that those items really needed to stay in that room rather than be incorporated into the FL collection downstairs.