Ok, these two things have nothing in common except for the fact that they both happened this week. I'll start with the FUN one..
Scholastic Book Fairs held an author event Monday night for media specialists and their guests with author Gordon Korman - it was FABULOUS - the people at Scholastic really out did themselves. They had it in a very nice place, provided us with food (including a really yummy brie with sun dried tomatoes which I couldn't stop eating!) and a chance to browse the latest book fair (mine will be here in two weeks) and then a presentation and book signing with Gordon. He was funny, just like his books and told us a fact I did not know - he published his first book (with Scholastic Canada) when he was 14 - WOW!!! The best was story he told was that he sent his manuscript (which was something he wrote for a school assignment ) to the address on the Scholastic book order form!
Here is a picture of Gordon and my friend Tina and I
The other event that happened this week was media center inventory - YUCK. It is something we have to do every year here in the media center, just wish the county would throw in a free visit to the Chiropractor with every inventory we do, it is HARD work! But I am happy to report that I only had to mark 36 items lost (which meant we couldn't find them) and we have over 18,000 items (this includes, books, videos, DVD's, tapes, cd's and things like big books, it does not include items in our teacher book room).
Tomorrow I get to dress up, yet again. This time I am the officiant in a kindergarten classes wedding of Q & U - who says being a librarian is BORING!