Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

MLIS Cross-training Experiences This past May was the Florida Library Association Conference, where I was fortunate to be able to show a poster presentation along with two colleagues and friends of mine, Ariana Santiago and Natasha White. The three of us have had various experiences in cross-training while working in an academic library, and thought that our experiences may…

4th Annual UCF Book Festival

Wow! It has been a pretty awesome day! I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate a panel of Authors for this year’s UCF Book Festival. This year there were 55 authors conducting 20 panels. Topics ranged from children’s books to pop-lit to horror and more. So this is how it went down. I…

Repairing a loose binding

So here is a long overdue post. Sadly, this was the last repair I was able to do in the UCF Special Collections department. At least it was a fun last project. Warning! This is a picture heavy post! This was probably one of my favorite repairs. I love that there were multiple things that…

A new job calls!!

So as you all may or may not be aware I have started a new job! Up until mid April I was employed with the University of Central Florida’s University Archive and Special Collections department, but now I am a Senior Library Technical Assistant with the University of Central Florida’s Universal Orlando Foundation Library, phew!…

Here is to a New Year!

First of all, allow me to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope all of your season’s festivities were grand.  It has been quite a year. I started a new job, started my Master’s, and started seriously looking into future job situations. 2011 has been a year of change and growing…

Random Mishaps from this Past Month

So we know no body is perfect, and this post is to prove it. So here is what happens when you do not tighten the lid on your glue jar. This glue mass was the size of a softball. So from this I have learned that I need to double check that the glue jar…

Using Methyl-Cellulose to Clean (UCF Special Collections)

So today I decided to take some pictures of the work Whitney and I are doing this week. Being new to conservation I was unaware of Methyl-cellulose’s ability to clean gunk from old bindings…. It works quite well I must say. One of my personal books I decided to test on. I know, I know, this is…