Please be creative for me!

At Midwinter this year, YALSA will have a Not-So-Silent Auction.  Committees were asked to donate a basket for people to bid on.  After wracking my brain to come up with something that might sort of connect with my committee (WrestleMania Reading Challenge Jury), I came up with:

“The Librarian’s Survival Kit For Those Days You Really Wrestle With”

or something shorter that still uses the word “wrestle.”

I need ideas for what to include in the basket.  If you have any, please shout them out!  Here is what I have so far:

  • Advil (or some other painkiller) for the headaches
  • Chocolate for a sweet break
  • A box of instant brownie mix for the time you need to bribe or thank someone
  • Starbucks gift card for a caffeine fix
  • Band aids for the days spent turning too many pages, pushing too much paper
  • Some nice soap for the days spent weeding too many old dusty books
  • Foot lotion for the days you never sit down
  • a copy of Desk Set or some other librarian movie for the days you need inspiration (I wish Party Girl was available on DVD)
  • A nice bookmark so you never lose your place
  • A bottle of wine for the days but nothing but a stiff drink will do

But I want to include more.  What are things you think a librarian should not live without?  Should I include the old stereotypical eyeglass chain?  Please be creative for me!

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6 responses to “Please be creative for me!

  1. stickers (a gold star for a patron, yourself or colleague), hand sanitizer, thank you cards, fingerless gloves (cold days, the days when the heat goes off)

  2. TOTALLY THIS: http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=QC-LIBSCI-TOTE&Category_Code=QC-ACCESSORIES

    It also comes in a t-shirt. I’ve been wanting to buy one FOREVER and have so far resisted…but this would be the perfect occasion. Also, thumbs-up on Yvette’s fingerless gloves idea; I love mine and use them constantly at work to type when I’m freezing in my office!

  3. Cynthia

    I’m sure you do quite a bit of heavy lifting and moving. What about a heating pad or those ThermaCare wraps? What about cough drops or dust masks (it IS a dusty job)?

    Here are some cool librarian tattoos and action figures, too…for something fun! http://www.shakespearesden.com/gifts-for-librarians.html

  4. A gift card to Old Navy to get some Party Cardis 🙂

  5. Milk chocolate Milano cookies! They don’t crumble as easily as regular cookies so they make perfect snacks while reading. Also it’s getting cooler so hot chocolate mix is also awesome. Oh and The Librarian’s Book of Quotes by Tatyana Eckstrand.

  6. dogearedandwellread

    Thank you all for your suggestions! I took some, but couldn’t pick all due to limited funds. Here is the final basket:

    “The Librarian’s Survival Kit For Those Days You Really Wrestle With”

    Advil for the headaches
    Chocolate for a sweet break
    A box of thank you cards to pass some appreciation forward
    Starbucks gift card for a caffeine fix
    Band aids for the days spent turning too many pages, pushing too much paper
    Some nice soap for the days spent weeding too many old books
    Foot lotion for the days you never sit down
    DVD of “Desk Set” for the days you need some old school inspiration
    A gift certificate for a custom made bookmark so you never lose your place
    A bottle of wine for the days but nothing but a stiff drink will do
    Fingerless gloves for those cold libraries
    Librarian tote bag to keep this survival gear by your side!

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