Purpose: To label books previously brought back from trips to Baraboo.
Date: April 15, 2012
Participants: Kelly Kraemer, Travis Mueller, Rachael Page, Peter Rudrud, Dorothy Terry, and Phillip Yocham
From our previous visits to Baraboo, we’d brought back five or six boxes of books. The majority of the books were fiction. This was a chance to label the books so they could be returned to the center.
Over spring break, Phillip and Travis had prepared labels for the fiction. These labels have the first three letters of the author’s name, and provide a way to organize the substantial fiction collection. Fiction books also receive a colored sticker designating them as children’s fiction (for grades K-5 generally) or teen fiction (6-12).
With six people we were able to divide up the work. Jobs included: applying the author label; checking the book against our lists to make sure it was properly classed and recorded; applying the colored sticker and label cover; troubleshooting, checking LibraryThing for items not on the list, or adjusting tags for items that were improperly cataloged.
The work went well and we are happy to have this taken care of. Unfortunately, because of end of semester busyness, we are unlikely to do more labeling until sometime in May, after classes are finished. Our next scheduled visits are May 14th and 17th, when we will give a presentation to the students about our organization scheme for the library.