I have just finished my training within the acquisitions department and it went by very quickly and somewhat over my head. They have a very complicated job in there and crunching numbers all day is actually very hard. I have realised I have a very limited attention span and I commend them for what they do in there. I get really tired looking at the computer screen and it makes my eyes and head hurt even when taking regular screen breaks. I have decided for my own benefit and if this is okay with the acquisitions manager, to create a book journey/ book flow chart in the summer. I am going to accompany one lucky title on its journey through acquisitions and onto our shelves. By doing this I will hopefully develop a clear understanding of the book ordering and acquisitioning process.
I have recently undertaken some training in Minute Taking and I am trying my hand at it. Safe to say I am not that great at it yet but I think it is something you can only become good at if you actually do it. I have taken two sets of minutes now, some from the International Group and some from the ASG meeting (Rebecca took proper minutes, I just took pretend ones and we are going to compare). I need to learn to write real words rather than indecipherable scrawl. That would be a good start I think.
A little bit off topic but I moved house! I have finally moved out of my bedroom with my boyfriend and we are pretending to be real adults in the real world. We have two bedrooms so one of them will be my little study zone when I can afford to buy a chair for the desk.
Look how cool our living room set up is!
That’s all for now as I am off to try some classification.
I am starting my training in Special Collections next week which I am super looking forward to so I will write a post about that.x