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'Viva la Pluralism'
some Equipment & Tools
Watch & Listen to some of the school's activities at
"Under New Rule, Make-up Tests Become After-school Activity"
Rules of the Library Game POINT: Strictness Pushes Propriety, By Jessica Spiegelman '05
Rules of the Library Game COUNTERPOINT: Protecting Decorum
By Ms. Esther Nussbaum and Ms. Chaya Wiesman
The official job title is: Library Assistant
My job is to maintain the library in good order.
(during my 3 years work, I processed about 1300 items (Books, DVDs & Videos)
What is that mean? What do I do?
Equipment I work with
Take & Sort daily mail.
Put on display 2 daily & 4 weekly newspapers
We have about 1000 Videotapes & DVDs
Daily re-shelving of books & magazines
Struggling to keep a quiet environment (its amazing to see when students laugh at the fact)
Check-in / Check out (managing the checkout cards)
Maintaining the Photocopy machine/printer/scanner (enough paper, toner, scheduling technical solutions, paper jams, cleaning)
Organizing 47 different publication back issue’s archive, & being in touch with the publishers for missing issues
Organizing & maintaining 50 On Display periodicals
8 computer stations
Assisting and reference for students & faculty
(Provide helpful accessories: Seizures, tape, pens, pencils, ruler, scrap papers, paperclips, stapler)
Collect Over Dues for late return books
Print occasionally stickers, labels, & sighs
Providing daily crosswords (in order to innovate a little (& to use the max of the paper), I add a short article from “this day in history” or other important news
Maintain a clean & organize environment: set furniture, papers off the floor etc.
"No Food Or Drink" the signs says, but daily we have problems with students. Some of them are already known to have library misconduct
Major Projects: Beit Midrash (2004-5). Digitizing, editing & cataloging thousands of articles (Vertical Flies), in 4 major Categories & hundreds of subcategories
Behavior: Please don’t sit on tables, & don’t step on chairs
Its extremely hard when teacher interact loudly with students in the library (one would expect the teacher to show example, to quiet things down)
Some proctoring & chaperoning
REF (reference), non-reference, fiction, paperback, (B) Books
"Not to cover any important information"
"Dress Code" not enforced
The library serves both students & teachers
In addition to handling the daily work, to:
Putting books back on the shelves
Re-organizing the tables & chairs
Collecting misplaced books
Dumping left-behind garbage (mainly papers)
Labeling, printing cards & fixing books
Too frequent Shushing students (sometimes even teachers)
I am assisting students & teachers dealing with the photocopier-printer machine.
(Nov.2006) I initiated a mini-project, to re-organize the Library office. We had a shelving unit that held small item, such as: Card, Stickers, Bulbs, & other library accessories. The unit was too deep, and you couldn’t really see what is in there. Also, the unit caught 3/4 of the a Flat-top, in a space that is already very limited. Well, I took it out this unit, cleared the flat-top, & installed on the wall, 3 units (13 bins) of what is called “Tilt-Bins”. Now, there is much more space; Now we can see what we have at all times; It is all more organized; and, it is more esthetic.