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gifts: wayang

In May of last year, I went on an acquisitions trip to Southeast Asia. I got a couple of presents while on this trip, including this pair of wayang  (puppet). One of them broke in all my schlepping around after I received them, and I only finally fixed it today. Aren’t they pretty? These were […]

librarian’s love life?

I am doing a weekend shift today, and I’m going through some circulars (lists of materials) from the Library of Congress CAPSEA (Cooperative Acquisition Program on Southeast Asia). I came across the following item from the Philippines circular: In the Philippines, people sometimes spell English words the way people actually pronounce them — a kind […]

library day in the life 7.5

Or, TGIF! I’m writing this post really late, and I’ve forgotten most of what I did on Friday, really. But it was an exhausting week, not only work-wise, but also with the writing of these posts. (It was taking me 3 hours to write these posts, so I was going to bed after midnight, and […]

library day in the life 7.4

Or, A Day for Details Today was supposed to be a day to buckle down and focus on my Southeast Asian serials review. And I did do that. But I also didn’t. I had a hard time getting started this morning. In my usual check of various email accounts and social networking sites, I was […]

library day in the life 7.3

Or, An Easy, Breezy Day (Somewhat) Today was nothing like yesterday. I wasn’t tearing my hair out over some tough decisions I had to make, though there was some frustration over some painstaking work I did in the morning. In fact, most of the day was actually quite relaxed. And I definitely needed this kind […]

library day in the life 7.2

Or, A Day of Frustration Today wasn’t as structured as yesterday, so my breakdown of how I spent my day isn’t going to be as accurate. Having meetings most of the afternoon yesterday basically left me the morning to do other stuff, so it was easier to keep track. However, unstructured days is more often […]

library day in the life 7.1

I am the Librarian for Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the Librarian for Anthropology, Archaeology, and Religion, based in the Young Research Library at UCLA. This week, I’m participating in the Library Day in the Life Project because: It seems like a fun thing to do. I don’t […]