Right now there are at least 24 of us playing along… if you’re interested in seeing what others do in their library life, see the wiki!
Last week I talked about my morning routine, so I’m not going to talk about it this week.
- I spent more time than normal this morning on email, largely because my parents visited this weekend! We had a good time, but I didn’t stay as on top of things as I tend to do on weekends. I also had a list of tasks that showed up today in my list that required initiating contact, follow up on a conference registration issue, and a few more ALA emails.
- This is a funny week to be doing this, because I’m moving! I stole a few minutes to empty out all my drawers and take my pictures off the wall. The beginning of the move is evident by the three paper bags by my door.
- WFU just adopted a new visual identity, so I updated my signature file to reflect the new requirements.
- I troubleshot some video uploading issues, which required file conversion and uploading to a number of different sites.
- I ordered a video on Fatherhood that was requested for the Women and Gender Studies department.
- I then took a very fast lunch to get to see my husband, John, for a few minutes so that I could get back for a reference department meeting.
- Reference meeting to trade shifts and library news.
- Immediately following the meeting, helped a colleague with a computer issue.
- Following that interaction, I met with another colleague to help think about ways she could use our Toolkit, Portals, and new Libguides for her students in the Fall semester.
- Then, I wrote up an “about” statement for the Toolkit, only to realize the irrelevance of a text “about” statement for a video driven site, so I decided to make a video, too. That’s on the slate for tomorrow.
- I went through the old tutorial and made a list of skills. We’re hoping to make a “toolbox” of these skills so we can take down the tutorial.
- I finally had a minute to go through all my ALA papers and made my last list of post-ALA to-dos.
After not working on the Toolkit for a while, it looks like it’s demanding attention again. I’m glad it’s rising in my task list. I think it’s a really good product, but needs a lot more content before it’s ready for a big marketing push with the students. I also like being involved in a project that excites people, can help students easily at any time of day, and that can help save the time of both the user and librarian.
Tonight we had a family birthday party, which was very nice. Now it’s going to be a very late night as I have to finish my chapter that I was talking about last week. It’s going well, but I realized I didn’t save it before the program closed earlier today, so I’m going to need to retype some of what I had already said. At least that part will be quick going!!