Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Greetings readers! Tonight's musings center around the new acronym I created: WWMD: World-wide Weapons of Mass Destruction! Oh wait, that's a different blog haha...

WWMD stands for What Would Mintern Do? This came to me after I was eavesdropping on one of Mintern's phone conversations today. She is SO nice! Her tone is happy and pleasant, and you can tell she genuinely enjoys her job. So, future prison librarians, I am going to use this acronym when people are driving me nuts and all I want to do is yell at them, and I encourage you to do so as well.

Until next time!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stop the presses!!

Greetings, dear readers!

Lots of happenings in the prison library lately. Mintern continues to excel, and to present a more united front for our patrons, I got a head start on the new AR and started wearing professional dress two weeks ago. You would think that our patrons have never seen a librarian dressing like a librarian before from all the comments I have been getting.

Some of the best:
Patron: " You changed your outfit!"
Me: "Uniforms are SO last season."

Staff: "I love that sweater! Nordstrom?"
Me: "Target!"

Patron: "I love your outfit! Where did you get it?"
Me: "Target!"
Patron: "All of it?"
Me: "Well no, just the sweater. The pants are from Maurices."
Patron: "And then what about your boots?"
Me: "Oh. Those are just Ugg boots."
Patron: "They KNEW it!" *wheeled back to her friends who knew what Ugg boots looked like*

Surprisingly though all the comments have been positive. Nobody has told me that I really should switch back to the uniform haha.  Not that I'm there to impress anyone but at least it's nice to know that I don't look completely terrible.

My favorite look though is my REI-chic button up shirt and Kuhl pants. It's nice to finally wear pants that I like!

Until next time!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

To my colleague who left and I didn't even get to say goodbye

You know who you are and I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed working with you over the past year. Even though we were far away and didn't get to hang out in person mucb, your humor and expertise will definitely be missed. You were an awesome addition to our Librarian team and wherever you go next will be lucky to have you!
I hope you have a good life back at home and that you have lots of snuggle time with your puppies whom you left behind for a while during your tenure with us. If you ever need anything you know my email address.
P.S. we got the missing dictionary back in the courier on Monday so don't worry, we won't be charging your account despite the many threatening overdue notices we have sent. ;-)
Until we meet again at ALA!