Tag Archives: Young Research Library

scary books from YRL

Over the past week, the UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL) has been featuring “scary” books from its special collections on its Facebook page. I think that is a fantastic idea, a great way of showcasing some of our fabulous materials. Oliver Mattheusens, a library assistant in my department, has certainly been enjoying himself […]

library day in the life 8.2

Today was a slow day. I don’t mean that I didn’t have work to do, but more that I lacked energy. It’s probably because I slept after midnight last night and had to get up at my usual 5:20 am. I’m sure it’s also tiredness from the busy weekend and Monday. Unlike yesterday, there were […]

what’s in a name?

I wrote this post way back in September, but I guess I never finished it. Since I’m going to write some more on this topic, I’m going to go ahead and publish this now. Here is what I wrote then: When I started to write my post on our new reference reading room, I immediately […]

renovations & revelations

For almost two years now, the main floor of my library has been under renovation. During this time, this is what happened to the services and departments on that floor: Information desk: GONE. (Most people probably asked questions at the circulation desk.) Circulation desk (including holds and graduate reserves): STAYED in place, though had to […]

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 […]