It’s late. It’s Wednesday. So this isn’t going to be as textish as it normally would be.
- Got up early to work on my chapter a bit more.
- Caught a co-worker up with some of the transitions in the department, and there are a bunch! (All good, but a lot of change.)
- In continuing the prep for the office move on Friday, I went through my paper files, deciding what could be scanned into the computer, what could be recycled, what needed to be shredded, and what should stay. I have less than a foot of paper files left. Yay! (Lots of scanning to do, though.)
- Went through the very last of the microtext information I had left over from my days in the microtext department. They were largely student files and documentation. Student files were shredded and documentation went back to microtext.
- We’re doing big moves in the building, too, so I helped move old furniture from our govdocs room to the staging area for removal, and moved nice furniture into govdocs.
- I helped out in microtext again, showing a patron, two grad student workers, and a colleague how to make digital scans of microfiche.
- I had a few minutes to go though my inboxes and the email that had piled up all morning.
- I finally followed up on my ALA poster, sending everyone who signed up the image of the poster, the handout, and the citation for my CiL article.
- Then I had a dentist appointment, so I did that instead of lunch today.
- I sat in on my first official (heavy) technology meeting. I’m new to this group at work, so I mostly listened and tried to learn what I could about what they’re doing and how they interact. I thought about how it’s a little weird I’m in this group and John works in university technology.
- I helped a colleague learn about how to transition their paper manual to the library wiki. We talked pros and cons of passwords, how to embed multimedia, and some basic editing syntax.
- Giz and I moved the yucky chairs out of my office so that Susan won’t have to deal with them when she moves in.
- I unpacked my bookcase and made weeding decisions about what was there. I decided there isn’t much reason to keep my old American Libraries et al since we have a subscription, so I’m recycling them. I had a few things bookmarked, so I found them online and added them to my Zotero system.
- Giz and I moved the bookcase to the reference office. We might both be small, but we’re strong!
- I picked up an ILL book I’ve been looking forward to: Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good.
- And then I stayed till 7:00, off the clock, working on my chapter. I was so certain I’d finish by 7:00, but I didn’t. I packed it in and came home.
I’ve been really busy lately between fun family visits and work related things, so I had promised John that we’d get dinner and see a movie tonight. For the 4 hours of not working we had great fun at an local Indian restaurant and seeing Wall E. So cute!
And afterwards I got back down to work. I finished the chapter, mailed it in, and I’m typing this up now. In less than 5 hours I’ll be up and it all starts again… but it’ll be nice that the chapter is behind me!