Have you heard about one of the latest social media trends? Folks from all over are sharing their #shelfies and we are loving it. We asked our staff to send us their own #shelfies, so take a peek at the wild lives of your favourite library staff:
Children’s Literature Classic Literature Fantasy Corner of Shame Our Clearwater Branch Head has quite the collection, and apparently this is not all of it! As a bonus, if you look closely you will see that the shelves also have figurines and other objects that match the books. Children’s Literature: Mostly featuring fantasy and fairy tale based stories and includes some vintage classics. And yes, Wicked is not children’s literature, but it has to be beside Wizard of Oz so we give in. Classic literature, and Anglo-Saxon lit to 19th century literature: Most of these titles came from her time at university, and feature titles like Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, and Shakespeare. (Mostly) Fantasy Shelf: Includes the entire Wheel of Time series, which seems to be popular among the other staff as well! Corner of Shame: We all have one for some collection. This area features mostly adult fiction from 20th/21st centuries that didn’t really fit anywhere else, in no particular order. Then a small fraction of her DVDs, which apparently are hiding some Star Wars and Star Trek books. And to round it out, a massive selection of library books for her whole family.
Non-fiction, board games & memories Fiction Library checkouts, dvds, video games, and puzzles Our Adult Services Coordinator mixes media with a healthy dose of organized chaos, and was sure to stock up on library items before we were sent home.
Our Barriere Library Branch Head keeps her library books separated from an extremely well organized bookshelf.
The Computer Trainer from our Merritt Library hides her bookshelf overflow under a table.
You can take the librarian out of the library, but you can’t take the library out of the librarian! Our Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator catalogues her home library as well! She recommends an app called Libib which helps her keep track of everything. On the right, sorted by genre & format, are science fiction and fantasy mass markets paperbacks, cookbooks, picture books, and graphic novels. Roughly sorted by genre on the left are more science fiction and fantasy, mystery, poetry, and cheap romance books picked up secondhand to read in the bath. She tries to keep authors together, but is flexible if they’re in different formats.
One of our Kamloops Library Assistants get support from a fluffy family member.
Our North Kamloops Library Computer Trainer is clearly a mystery/thriller fan. Monty, who controls our Digital Services Librarian, shows off his family’s shelves which are organized by the author’s last name Our Mobile Library Branch Head concedes that his daughter’s bookshelf is tidier than his. This Cache Creek staff member is enviably organized. This Kamloops Library staff member loves non-fiction! I challenge you to find the puzzle hidden on the shelves!